Tuesday Mar 12, 2019
Shah Sharabeel’s latest production on theatre ‘Twins Apart’ was recently presented at Arts Council in Karachi, also marking actor Umer Naru’s theatrical comeback.
The Urdu musical sees Umer portraying one of the twins named Esa.
The story revolves around twin brothers who are separated at birth and lead separate lives henceforth.
The show’s Karachi-leg has been completed and now it is all set to be on theatres in Lahore and Islamabad.
Geo.tv spoke to Umer Naru, who has already proved his mettle with performances abroad with shows such as Taming of the Shrew at the Globe theatre in London. He has also shown some genuine acting skills in the show Mor Mahal.
Naru called Twins Apart'an inter-class, romantic tragedy'.
“It is a tale of two brothers born from the same womb, separated at birth and brought up in polar opposite setups. It's a classic tale of rich and poor weaved together by songs, dance, humor and drama. It is more a theatrical film than a play to be honest. Lights and music play a huge part in making it an emotional spectacle which is Sharabeel's hallmark,” said the budding star.
While shedding some light on his previous experiences, Umer Naru called ‘Durreshehwar’ a memorable experience for himself.
Naru also played a part in ‘Mor Mahal’, about which he said that even if the show did not do well in terms of rating, it felt like a different experience altogether.
He added that the play gave him much-needed boost of confidence and sense of achievement.
When it came to the audience's response to Twins Apart, Naru said: “The response has been good. Better than what I expected. Karachi is a generous audience. I am looking forward to Islamabad and Lahore in April.”