India’s biggest and most extravagant play till date – “Mughal-e-Azam The Musical” by Feroz Khan has won top honors at the prestigious Broadway World India Awards 2017. The Broadway World Regional Awards takes place in a record number of markets, with a record number of votes – including 56 cities across the United States; with the awards taking place globally in a record-breaking 11 countries, including multiple Canadian cities.
“Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical” has bagged seven awards including the Best Play (Shapoorji Pallonji & NCPA), Best Director for Feroz Abbas Khan, Best Original Choreography for Mayuri Upadhya, Best Original Costume Design for Manish Malhotra, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Original Lighting Design for David Lander and Best Original Set Design for Neil Patel.
Produced by the original producers of the movie in 1960, Shaporjee-Pallonji, the broadway-style musical saw decadent costumes by Manish Malhotra, a soulful Mayuri Upadhya breathing fresh life into kathak and lighting and projecting design by award-winning David Lander and Emmy-nominated John Narun respectively, which made all of the difference.
Director Feroz Abbas Khan said, “I’m overwhelmed with the awards. This belongs to the entire team of extraordinary artists and rare human beings who gave everything they had, so the world experiences our best. ‘Mughal-e-Azam; The Musical’ is truly India’s pride. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank Indian audiences and Broadway World for this honor.”
Deepesh Salgia, (Creative and Strategic Vision: Mughal-e-Azam) said, “An international honor for your first theatre production is a rare feat. It is a moment of extreme pride for Shapoorji Pallonji and the entire Mughal-e-Azam team.”
Shapoorji Pallonji, the producer of the play, .
The announcement comes ahead of the second season of “Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical” in Delhi that will be staged at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Delhi from Feb. 1st to Feb. 11th, 2018. Incidentally, this will also be the 100th show of the world-class theatrical production. Produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, the play has already completed five successful seasons in Mumbai.