Danish Husain: “It is not easy for theatre practitioners or writers to return awards they’ve earned after years of practicing their craft.”

In the latest interview for our series Theatre and Politics, Danish Husain speaks to Souradeep Roy on returning his Sankeet Natak Akademi award in 2015; the attack on Urdu; and his new work qissebaazi.

Watch more from the series Theatre and Politics:

“Censorship outside of the Censor Board is the problem in Maharashtra”: Rajeev Naik

“It’s almost impossible to do political theatre in Maharashtra”: Makarand Sathe

“Artists need to think strategically”: Sanjna Kapoor

Also see our interviews/ articles on Bengali theatre:

Women We Admire: Maya Ghosh, Veteran Actor of Bengali Theatre

সাক্ষাতকার: শমীক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় ও সৌরদীপ রায়

More from our series Theatre Today:

In conversation with Punjabi playwright Atamjit Singh

In conversation with Hindi critic Ravindra Tripathi

In conversation with N. Premchand