"After we had been touring, some of the presenters commented that the title was a little challenging, having two foreign words, which is potentially off-putting," Rajan was quoted as saying. So he came up with "The Elephant Wrestler".
"The anti-hero of the play is an honest cop. He is very large and a little self-conscious about how big he is. Following his journey through the play, this is something I had not caught on till I changed the title. It came into focus that it was about him, not the characters I thought it was," he said.
Rajan is the only cast member, and by changing his voice and physical aspects, he plays all the characters."You can see the guy transforming with no costume changes, with just my voice and body," he said.
Rajan was born in Malaysia and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, by his Indian parents. As part of the India in Focus event, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will be hosting several India-themed events, including "Mystic India", called a "Bollywood dance spectacular", which will be presented on November 8 at the city's Byham Theatre.