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Lotus Make-Up presents 'My Name Is Jaan’ returns on the stage at GD Birla Sabhaghar

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News Desk, News Nation 360 : My Name is Jaan is an engrossing depiction of Gauhar Jaan, the first voice recorded in India and considered one of the most enigmatic legends in Indian music history. Earlier in September, the red carpet premiere of this show was staged. Lorus Makeup Presents My Name is Jaan received raving reviews and compliments from media and critics alike. This musical solo is the unique form of a stage performance where Arpita alone performs for almost 2 hours - while singing, dancing, narrating and acting. Director Abanti Chakraborty has excelled in creating this magic through Arpita. Arpita sings 9 songs - of various Gharana and languages live on stage. Her mellifluous voice and quality music composition of Joy Sakar keep the audience enthralled. The play is a first-person narrative with a feminist undertone. The 95 minutes show, separated

by an interval, takes the audience back in time as if they are experiencing history. Arpita's singing is a class apart in this play. According to Arpita Chatterjee, the solo actor of My Name Is Jaan, it is dedication, hard work and passion to captivate the audience while playing Gauhar Jaan. In the case of Lotus Makeup present, My Name Is Jaan, she realized singing rejuvenates her. It was sheer ecstasy to receive all the accolades and she is privileged to be back again.  As a woman, she completely relates to Gauhar! she never gives up and no adversity has ever dampened her spirit. Kolkata is indeed the city where an artist always gets their due no matter what the circumstance is. The director of ‘My name is Jaan’, Abanti Chakraborty about her reactions that working on Gahar Jaan's biography was a dream come true for her. This is a very different endeavour for her than any of her previous works. Without Arpita, the entire crew, and the production assistance, 'My Name Is Jaan' would not have been achievable.

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Report : Anustup Kundu