Kader Khan, a veteran of the Indian film industry and dean of Rangmanch Theatre Academy, conducted a three-day workshop on voice culture (Talafuz) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai. This was the second workshop and was part of Panodrama, a theatrical experience, ...

By Mohammad A. Qudoos

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Published: Wed 23 Jun 2004, 1:58 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:51 AM

featuring a series of theatre workshops by eminent theatre personalities.

According to Kader Khan, "Voice culture is important not only for an actor, but also for those involved in teaching, marketing, sales and other customer-facing jobs. It helps an individual to communicate the message in a way which demands attention from the listener."

Sobia Khan of 106.2 Hum FM, one of the participants, commented that the workshop was about life and humanity and helped develop inner confidence. "I learnt about a very kind man, Kader Khan," she said.

Another participant, Sanjay Hingorani, marketing manager for a reputed electronics company and a theatre enthusiast, said that the workshop was a great effort and helped understand the basics of Talafuz.

"This will help us to practice and become better speakers. I also learnt about the truth of life from Kader Khan's experiences," he said.

Poonam Joshi, head of Abhinay Theatre Group, said that she learnt the minute details of voice culture and the philosophy of Kader Khan.

Milind Tikhe, writer and actor and part of Pratibimb Theatre Group, learnt a lot about word pronunciation as well as the art of listening correctly, speaking properly, understanding the words and their meaning, and about Urdu poetry.

Homemaker Nusrat Sheikh said that whatever she learnt about Talafuz and presentation was priceless to her.

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