Ashish Vidyarthi, a National Film Award winning actor who has acted in several regional films like Ghilli in Tamil, CID Moosa in Malayalam and Pokiri in Telugu, will present a play 'Ottayaan' on stage on September 20 at Edappally Changampuzha Park, Kochi. The play is staged as a part of a week-long national theatre festival of drama by playwright and theatre director Kavalam Narayana Panikkar.
Veterans like Jagannathan will also act in the title role of 'Ottayaan', which was written by Kavalam Narayana Panicker in 1977. The play is based on 'Play Acting' as its central idea and how the practice helps a man in his social existence.
A graduate in history from Delhi University and a National School of Drama product, Ashish shot into fame with his role as Commander Bhadra in Govind Nihalani's Drohkaal. The role fetched him the National award for the best supporting actor.