Napa dismisses rumour that Mahesh Bhatt's play 'Daddy' will be cancelled

Published March 14, 2015
Zee News India reported Bhatt saying: "There is an uncertainty over the staging of 'Daddy' in Pakistan."
Zee News India reported Bhatt saying: "There is an uncertainty over the staging of 'Daddy' in Pakistan."

Earlier today rumours circulated that Mahesh Bhatt was not sure he would go ahead with staging his play 'Daddy' at Napa's International Theatre Festival in Karachi, Pakistan.

Zee News India reported Bhatt saying: "There is an uncertainty over the staging of 'Daddy' in Pakistan. One of our theatre group has not been given visa to travel to Karachi for the festival. When I asked the host they said some bureaucratic procedure has resulted into this problem."

"My daughter and me are supposed to travel to Karachi for our play but if one of our own group from our country can't go, then we will also opt out. It is either all of us or no one," he added.

However, speaking to Dawn.com, festival director Zain Ahmed said that nothing had been confirmed, and that while some visas had been delayed, Napa was in touch with authorities to expedite the process.

"No information is final and visas are in process," said Ahmed.

Read also: Curtain raiser: Napa International Festival kicks off in two days

Mahesh Bhatt is meant to travel to Pakistan with his daughter Pooja Bhatt to stage 'Daddy,' a theatrical adaptation of Mahesh Bhatt’s classic film of the same name which is a sensitive story of role reversals in a fairy tale of a princess and her father.

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