Saluting the ‘unsung heroes’ behind every successful show’, Indian Pop icon Usha Uthup says these humble craftsmen should be brought before the limelight.
The ‘Ami Sotti Bolchi’ crooner says, “While we the artistes are feted and applauded for our songs at the end of a show, those who set up the acoustics and lights and dismantle the props, remain unsung and unmentioned at the end.”
Usha was supported by several members of the artiste fraternity including percussionist Bickram Ghosh, popular band vocalist Surojit Chatterjee, Sidhu, singer Lopamudra Mitra, radio jockey-actor funnyman Mir and minister-playwright-actor Bratya Basu.
Congratulating event manager Stagecraft for sparing thoughts about the lowly placed labourers and technicians, the cult ‘Hari Om Hari’ singer says, “From the person in charge of illumination to the hair dresser and make up man we the artistes owe our public presence to them.”
“They are the real amazing actors. Not we, what we would have done without them!”, she said.
Percussionist Bikram Ghosh said, “I would not have reached where I am sans the help of my core team of instrumentalists who helped me drumming up the subtle nuances of every taal and all credit goes to me.”
“I moot there are Stagecraft awards for these people – the technicians and foot soldiers – every year,” Usha said.