Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actor Arfi Lamba who has appeared in films like “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Fugly” and “Singh Is Bliing”, will be performing his popular play “The Devdasi – Nothing is Everything” in Paris and Berlin later this year. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre Announces Guidelines For Unlock 2, Lockdown Till July 31 in Containment Zones

“I play the lead role of a king in the play. It is a negative character, which is something that I have never done before,” Lamba said in a statement. Also Read - Eiffel Tower in Paris Re-opens to Visitors After Three-month Closure Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

“I am so excited that after performing in India now we will be spreading our roots in Paris and Berlin as well and we will be performing on international stage,” added Arfi, who will perform in the cities in June. Also Read - World Music Day 2020: Here Are 10 Quotes by Well Known Personalities That Perfectly Describe Music

Further talking about the play, director Sunny Bhambhani said: “For the West, it’s important that the content be culturally local and emotionally universal. So when I was writing ‘Devadasi’, it cohesively had all the elements to reach out to a global audience.

Bhambhani added: “Culturally the production is rooted in Indian ethos of temples, palaces, religion and classical Indian dances. The West has always been intrigued with India for their palace stories, dance culture and the mysticism surrounding religion and God.

“This is exactly what resonated with the theatre guys in the west and we had a couple of queries from Paris and Berlin for the production.”

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.