Statues generally don't speak, and the headless ones never do, but Vaghira, a Telugu historical play, will give voice to the story behind the famous statue of Pulakesin II of the Ajanta Caves.
The play is about the sculptor Asoka, whose son Kondappa falls in love with a beautiful girl Vaghira. Pulakesin II, the reigning king, takes Vaghira to his palace, and when she refuses his proposal, imprisons her. Vaghira drowns in the Vagra River. Enraged by the king's behavior, Asoka moulds out a statue of Pulakesin II, which he beheads.
Vagira is presented by the Navodaya Arts Academy and directed by the highly experienced theater personality, Ramana Murthy. Its director is Maruti Kashya, who is known for his dance plays.
Please contact Sree Ramachandra Murthy at 93910-60189 for further details.