Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira to make directorial debut in theatre

Actor Aamir Khan’s daughter, Ira Khan, will make her directorial debut with a theatre production titled Euripides’ Medea.

The play with a Greek tragedy storyline will be showcased in select Indian cities this year-end.

Sources close to her reveal that she has already commenced work on her directorial venture and the premiere of the play is scheduled to happen December. The rehearsals will be starting soon and happen in Mumbai.

There’s no particular reason that I decided to start with theatre. I love theatre, it’s magical and all-consuming; in its classical form, in the world of technology, it’s very real and physical. I love the suspension of disbelief that the audience allows for because then there’s so much you can express, Ira said.

“In terms of more plays, I’d have to find a story that I want to tell. I don’t have a particular genre that I like. I’m not particularly into horror but other than that I’m open to all sorts of stories,” she said.

NT Bureau