THE LAST SALUTE By Mahesh Bhatt Brought to you by:New Delhi : Kolkata: Mumbai : Dubai :
The Last Salute-The PlayThe play explores facts of the gulfcrisis and the US interventionwhich has been questioned by thecivilized world time and again.The play is expected to attract theelite audience which is interestedin global issues like this one.It explores emotions, talks aboutworld peace and political ordersof the day effect the commonman.
Muntadhar al-Zaidi is an Iraqi broadcast journalist who served as a correspondentfor Iraqi owned, Egyptian-based Al-Bagh. As of February 2011, al-Zaidi works with aLebanese TV East to place the shoes in an Iraqi museum. On November 16, 2007, al-Zaidi was kidnapped by unknownassailants in Baghdad. He was also previously twice arrested by the United Statesarmed forces. On December 14, 2008, al-Zaidi shouted "This is a farewell kiss fromthe Iraqi people, you dog" and threw his shoes at then-U.S. president George W.Bush during a Baghdad press conference. Al-Zaidi suffered injuries as he was takeninto custody and some sources said he was tortured during his initial detention.There were calls throughout the Middle destroyed by American and Iraqi securityforces. Al-Zaidis shoeing inspired many similar incidents of political protest aroundthe world. Following the incident, Al-Zaidi was "embraced around the Arab worldand was represented by the head of the Iraqi Bar Association at trial. On February20, 2009, al-Zaidi received a 90-minute trial by the Central Criminal Court of Iraq.On March 12, 2009, he was sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting aforeign head of state during an official visit. On April 7 the sentence was reduced toone year from three years. He was released on 15 September 2009 for goodbehaviour, after serving nine months of the sentence. After his release, Al-Zaidi wastreated for injuries and later said he planned to "build orphanages, a childrenshospital, and medical and orthopaedic centres offering free treatment and mannedby Iraqi doctors and medical staff.
Highlights of the Play • First Ever association of Mr. Mahesh Bhatt with theatre. • Very Contemporary and global theme. • Mr. Mahesh Bhatt to Introduce the play in Every City. • Special reading performance by Mr. Mahesh Bhatt. • Imran Zahid to feature as Muntadhar al Zaidi. Imran is playing the lead in Mr. Bhatt’s upcoming film Chandu.
Mahesh Bhatt’s note• We live in a propaganda culture where factual information is routinely censored. This is the basis of our current Truth Emergency- a lack of purity in news. What threatens us most is our ignorance about what is going on in the world around us. The corporate media especially in the news departments, misinform, misinform, and propagandize the public into misguided rages against the wrong enemies.• The Last Salute will bring you face to face with the real enemy of humanity who has been masquerading as an angel of peace . It will hurl you into life an extraordinary brave person who had the audacity to dare the worst tyrant of recent times George W. Bush.
The DirectorArvind Gaur is known for his workin innovative, socially andpolitically relevant theatre. Gaursplays are contemporary andthought provoking, connectingintimate personal spheres ofexistence to larger social politicalissues.The ActorImran Zahid is an Indian actor inboth theatre and Bollywood.Imran Zahid to feature asMuntadhar al zaidi. Imran isplaying the lead in Mr. Bhatt’supcoming film Chandu.
• About the event:• Date: August 18, 2011 (Thursday)• Time: 7 pm onwards• Duration: One and a half hour• Venue: Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh• Gathering: Elite people from tricity (850)
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Advantages to Co-Sponsor1) Acknowledgment in signages at Venue2) Acknowledgment at signages outside Venue3) Special announcement thanking sponsors4) Acknowledgment in invitation cards5) Backdrop carrying company’s logo6) Complimentary passes7) Acknowledgment in press release8) Complimentary stall at the event9) Acknowledgment in advertisements10) Facilitation to Mahesh & his team on stage Price for being Co-Sponsor: INR 3 lakh
Advantages to Associate Sponsor1) Acknowledgment in signages at Venue2) Acknowledgment at signages outside Venue3) Special announcement thanking sponsors4) Acknowledgment in invitation cards5) Backdrop carrying company’s logo6) Complimentary passes7) Acknowledgment in advertisements Price for being Associate sponsor: INR 1,50,000
ComparisonSno Description Main Co Assoc iate 1 Branding carrying company’s Name & Logo 2 AV before Play 3 Complimentary stall at the event 4 Acknowledgment in Speaker’s profile 5 Branding at Separate (Seating) panel at venue 6 Acknowledgment in press release 7 Facilitation to Mahesh & his team on stage 8 Acknowledgment in advertisements 9 Branding carrying company’s logo 10 Acknowledgment in signages at Venue 11 Acknowledgment in invitation cards 12 Special announcement thanking sponsors 13 Acknowledgment at signages outside Venue 14 Complimentary passes
Media CoverageIANS : Iraqi shoe-thrower coming to Delhi to watch play on himMumbai Mirror : Subhash k jha Iraqi who hurled a shoe at Bush to be depicted in a play by Mahesh BhattMSN News : Mahesh Bhatt to present play on Bush shoe-throwerBBC :Gulf new :Mahesh Bhatt talks about The Last SaluteDelhi boy to step into Zaidis shoes!Indian Express : Bush shoe-thrower may get Delhi invite to watch himself on stageTimes of India : Imran Zahid urf Al ZaidiNDTV : Mahesh Bhatt to present play on Bush shoe-throwerMIDDAY : I want to publish my book in Hindi‘Gulf News : Indian filmmaker to present play based on Bush shoe-thrower bookSubhash K Jha : Iraqi shoe-thrower is coming to Delhi to meet this actorHindustan Times : Staging a shoe storyStatesman: Foot In MouthTime Magazine :Iraqi shoe-thrower’s last salute to Bush( Express Tribune,Pakistan) Iraqi journalist Muntazeral Zaydi, who threw his shoes at former US president George W Bush at a press conference in Baghdad in 2008, will be in Delhi to watch actor Imran Zahid enact the protest in Mahesh Bhatt’s play titled The Last Salute.News X :NDTV 24x7 :NDTV INDIA :CNN IBN :PTI :Times of India (Delhi Times) :Hindustan Times :Mail Today :The Hindu :Hindustan Times - Now a film on Bush shoe thrower :
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