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Playwright promises laugh-a-thon

Paritosh Painter is all set to bring Get Rid of My Wife to Dubai this weekend – he talks to City Times about the play

By Davina Raisinghani

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Published: Thu 21 Jul 2011, 9:15 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:11 AM

Paritosh painter may have turned some of his more popular plays into film scripts – for instance, his Whose Wife Is It Anyway served as the plot for Rohit Shetty’s 2009 comic caper All the Best – and he may even have slipped on the director’s cap for feature film Paying Guests, but the writer openly quotes theatre as his first love.

“Between movies and theatre, I would pick theatre any time. The only really negative thing about theatre is that there’s not too much money in it. Movies offer more money, more recognition but theatre can give you job satisfaction,” notes Painter over the phone to City Times.

The writer is on his way to Dubai for the screening of his latest play Get Rid of My Wife, which will be held in The First Group Theatre, Souq Madinat Jumeirah tomorrow. Joining Painter is his cast comprising Smita Bansal, Balvinder Singh Suri, Jayesh Thakkar, Nasir Kazi, Tanya Abrol and Shruti Sharma.

“Currently movies such as Delhi Belly, Hangover and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara are doing well. Not because of their story lines but because of their interesting characters and the chemistry between them. That is the USP of our play - the characters. And then of course Smita Bansal from Baalika Vadhu will be there, so hopefully her fans will be joining us.”

Painter also adds that Get Rid of My Wife has played host to a rather positive feedback in Bombay and after its two showcases in Dubai, plans to take the cast to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore and then Chennai are being discussed.

“We had done a play earlier called See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil. People enjoyed the characters in that so much that we’ve taken the same characters and put them in a different setting. So let’s hope the audience in Dubai will appreciate it too.”

Currently Painter is busy working on the film scripts of Dhamaal 3, Phir Masti and a brand new theatrical production, set to open in September this year.

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