The second edition of Delhi Theatre Festival is set to host veteran theatre personalities like Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak, Paresh Rawal and Pankaj Kapur.

While Naseeruddin’s directorial “Ismat Apa Ke Naam” will also have him in the cast including Ratna Pathak and Heeba Shah, Pankaj will showcase “Dopheri”, which is his playwright and directorial.

The plays will be staged from March 9-11 at the Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi and Orana Conventions in Gurugram, said a statement.

Pankaj said: “Delhi is where I began practicing theatre. It is always special to perform in the capital. Performing on the Delhi Theatre Festival stage is going to be a ride down memory lane. Also, I’m honoured to inaugurate the Gurugram venue.”

The initiative is an exclusive venture by Alchemist Live, a sister company of Alchemist Marketing Solutions.

Manish Porwal, Managing Director of Alchemist Live, said: “Our vision for Delhi Theatre Festival is to create a global platform for theatre enthusiasts. In 2019, we plan to integrate international talent into the overall programming and also provide a platform where young theatre talent can be identified and honed.”