Theatre is his first love, says Makrand Deshpande as his new film ‘Sona Spa’ explores the improbable idea of sleep workers.
Theatre is his mainstay and occasionally we get to see him in films, flaunting his overgrown, salt and pepper beard.
Makrand Deshpande returns as a director with Sona Spa, scheduled to release this month 22nd March, three years after his last film Shah Rukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu. An adaptation of his play of the same name, the film explores the idea of hiring someone to sleep for you while you go about your work.
Here’s a catch. If someone sleeps for you, he/she will also have access to your dreams. The improbability of this idea and the limitation of narrating it on stage prompted Makrand to think of making this into a film. The film stars Naseeruddin Shah and theatre actors Aahana Kumrah and Shruti Vyas among others.