Marathi Stage-TV and Film actress Neelam Shirke is going on the lines of Sunil Barve's Herbarium. She has turned a Marathi Drama Producer with the revival of an old hit play 'Barrister'. Vikram Gokhale, who played the lead role in this play some 35 years ago, will be directing this play. Now, Shailesh Datar will play the lead role along with other promising artistes from Marathi stage. Rehearsals of this play are currently going on.
Neelam has big plans to revive around 50 such old hit plays during the next 5 years, with each play running for 25 shows. So, there will be 10 such plays in a year. With 'Ghashiram Kotwal' also waiting for release, the focus will be on such old plays in the coming year. It also gives an impression that either the industry is running short of new stories, or the new subjects are not well accepted. After all, the Marathi stage has to survive and therefore the revival of old plays is not a bad idea.