Titled ‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ (meaning ‘Love of Taj’), the 80-minute show featured the love story of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his queen Arjumand, popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal.
An 8,250 kg- replica of the Taj Mahal, fashioned by 28 craftsmen and designers, formed the backdrop for the show.
Nearly 70 artistes from across India participated in the show. Actress Sudha Chandran stated that this was the best-choreographed event she had ever seen.
Audio aids were provided at every seat, to enable international tourists to have the translated version of the dialogues, in their own language.
Speaking about the show, Ashok Jain, the Director of Kalakriti Culture Convention, stated: “One will not understand the history by merely visiting the Taj Mahal. However, watching the play, one practically understands the complete story. This play is presently being performed in ten languages and in future we will develop it in more languages."
Amit Jain, the organiser of the show, stated that it would help in bringing in more tourists to Agra. “We are sure the show will attract three times the tourists," he stated. "Tourists who stay back for the night do not feel like missing the show. Itineraries are being planned accordingly,” he added.
The 358-year-old mausoleum that took almost 17 years to construct by nearly 20,000 workers is one of the major tourist attractions of India, and is one of the seven wonders of the world.
Source: Zee News