The cultural fraternity has praised K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s proposal of constructing an expansive cultural centre, Telangana Kala Bharati. He was applauded for constructing four auditoriums of different capacities. Renowned Kuchipudi dancer Shobha Naidu said that the idea of having auditoriums of different capacities is great. She added “In Ravindra Bharati, some programmes don’t have a full house. Empty seats spoil the artistes’ mood. Smaller auditoriums will be good.”
For performing arts, Rathna Shekar Reddy, founder of theatre group Samahaara, lamented the lack of spaces in Hyderabad. “As an artiste, I want to perform every day, but there is no space. Half my time goes towards searching for space to perform. And we are now performing in gated communities, schools and other such places. So if the CM wants to build such a cultural centre, it is a great idea. At least someone is thinking about it.”
“Hyderabad needs an ethnic space for all people from all arts to come and interact and exchange ideas. But the state should also consult experts,” said Dr Satyabrata Rout, associate professor, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Hyderabad. M. Raghuram, secretary, Kinnera Art theatres, also lauded the proposal.
“We had asked the previous government to construct such auditoriums, but Chandrasekhar Rao garu is doing it.” Yuva Kala Vahini, said, “Upon completion, Kala Bharati will be the pride of Hyderabad