Danseuse and actor Shobana, in a press conference
held yesterday, said that she is working on
building a dance school – Kalarpana.
The school will be located in the heart of
the city – Alwarpet – and will
have all the latest facilities including an
air-conditioned hall to conduct dance performances.
It is estimated that the building would cost
about Rs. 3 crores and Shobana had spent about
Rs. 2.5 crores for this project, which she
considers is close to her heart. Shobana,
in an effort to complete the building, has
planned to conduct a dance show – Maya
Ravan - in the Music Academy on July 18th.
The proceeds of this dance show would be utilized
to build the dance school, she said in the
press conference. Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie
Shroff, Milind Soman, Suhasini Maniratnam,
Revathy, Rohini, Tabu and other famous film
personalities will narrate the dance sequences
in English, Shobana added. "Kalarpana
is a tribute to my aunts Padmini, Rahini and
Lalitha," said Shobana.