After having relentlessly worked towards the causes of Women Empowerment, HIV-AIDS Awareness, LGBTQ Rights, Environment Protection and such others, Power Woman and Social Activist Smita Thackeray is now on a mission to propagate Art and Culture. Owing to the dearth of cultural hubs in the Western suburbs of the city, Smita Thackeray’s the Mukkti Cultural Hub in Model Town, Andheri West, where Art in the form of dance, music, paintings and performance can be practiced and showcased, comes like a breath of fresh air.
While Mega Star Amitabh Bachchan gave his blessings to the Mukkti Cultural Hub, filmmakers and celebrities of the likes of Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Sonu Nigam, Shekhar Suman, Gautam Rode, Pankhuri Awasthy, Makarand Deshpande, Ila Arun, Dolly Thakore, Guneet Monga, Indra Kumar, Archana Kochhar, Manyata Dutt, Neeraj Kabi, Mohomed Morani, Lucky Morani, Onir, Ramesh Taurani, Rekha Chaudhari, Sangeeta Ahir, Shiamak Davar, Ajay Kapoor, Sanjay Chhel and many others walked in hordes to extend their support Smita Thackeray and her team.
Enthused Smita Thackeray, “Andheri does not have many multi-use spaces for artistic and cultural expression. This World Culture Day week, we have added a new vantage point in the form of the Mukkti Cultural Hub in Model Town, Andheri West, that will cater to the needs of people in Performing Arts and we are hoping for it become the hub of entertainment in the suburbs. I am overcome with felicity today that Shri Amitabh Bachchan and the rest of the film industry has come forward to support me in this cause.”
Mukkti Cultural Hub has an auditorium capable of accommodating 378 people, 680 sq. ft. of workshop space, 1000 sq. ft. of open terrace space, a 2500 sq. ft. dance studio. Every detail is taken care of, not just infrastructurally, but also ideologically, by providing State of The Art equipment, alongside wheelchair accessibility in all spaces. Mukkti Cultural Hub is hoping to become a junction of intersection for a wide variety of artistic and intellectual pursuits, pulling in diverse crowds through its doors.