Model Academy students help filmmaker Vickrant create World Record

Excelsior Correspondent

A scene of the play 'Yes Thank You Universe' at Model Academy in Jammu.
A scene of the play ‘Yes Thank You Universe’ at Model Academy in Jammu.

JAMMU, Aug 14: Bollywood filmmaker and former Mr India, Vickrant Mahajan, along with eight students of Model Academy performed a play ‘Yes Thank You Universe’ for 24 hours and 15 minutes and created a new Guinness World Record for the longest play in history.
In the process, they broke the previous World Record of 23 hours and 33 minutes that was created in New Jerseyin July 2010 by the American theatre group The 27 O’Clock Players.
With this epic dramatic performance, Yes Thank You Universe became the first ever play in the 2,500 year old history of theatre to go on continuously for 24 hours or more. The play, written and directed by Vickrant, was based on the importance of positivity in life. It depicted a tale of two contrasting families (No family and Yes family), and how one’s attitude governs one’s eventual quality of life.
It was based on Vickrant’s 1,050 page stage play, which incidentally is also the longest stage play ever written.
This is Vickrant’s second world record in Jammu in less than a year. In September 2014, he had created a Guinness World Record for the longest speech by speaking continuously for 48 hours and 31 minutes at the KL Saigal Hall. That feat had brought the State of J&K its first official Guinness World Record.
Dr Adit Gupta, joint director of MIER had invited Mr Vickrant to his institute to do something historic.
The MIER students who were part of this historic play included Apurva Gupta, Abhishek, Vanshika Singh, Divsurya Singh Jamwal, Reedham Sharma, Arslaan Mirza, Muneeb Khan, Purnima Sharma, Ayush and Aryaman.

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