With a continuous performance of the play,Natasamrat,for 32 hours and 24 minutes,a group of city-based dramatists on Wednesday completed its successful attempt to set a new record and gain entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
They beat the previous record set by an American drama company that had staged a play repeatedly for 23 hours,30 minutes and 54 seconds.
The necessary documentation for the legal procedures to be started for the registration of the new record has been sent to the Guinness authorities. We dont know how long it will take but we are hopeful,and at the moment,we are proud of our achievement, said Girish Deshpande,director of the play who also acted in it.
Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo,who played the protagonist when the play was first devised,attended the last performance. I used to get tired after performing two shows. The energy of the actors who have managed to look as fresh from the first performance to the eighth one is nothing less than a super human quality, said Lagoo.
The film and theater division of Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena donated Rs 1.25 lakh as an award to the Natasamrat team.