March 4, 2016
Someone asked me the meaning of our play title “AANCHAL HI NA SAMAAYE”. The literal translation is not easy. It would broadly mean “How much is enough?” Aanchal word in Hindi/Urdu would mean pallu. A beggar woman would spread her pallu for money and you give her more than her need but she is not satisfied. That’s when the phrase comes in and becomes our play’s title.You may have heard the song sung by Mukesh: Bahut diya dene waale ne tujh ko, Aanchal hi na samaaye to kya keeje?