Indraja Gugle speaks to Amitosh Nagpal, actor, writer and lyricist
A terrific mixed bag of talent, Amitosh Nagpal is widely acclaimed for the play Piya Behrupia, a Hindi adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which opened at the Globe Theatre in London. In addition to playing the role of Sebastian, he has also translated the entire play that has earned tremendous international success. Amitosh has previously worked in movies like ‘Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye’ (2008), ‘Dabangg’ (2010), ‘Rangrezz’ (2013) and has written dialogues for ‘Gulaab Gang’ (2013).
BnP caught up with the actor while he was in town to receive the Special Recognition award at the BITS Annual Translation Industry award. Here he speaks to us about performing at the Globe, translating literature and how language is constantly evolving in the entertainment industry.