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When I got married way back in 1968, my decision was to cut down on films but never give up. The very act of getting married means that you are not alone, you are taking on a family. In those days it could take two-three years to make a film. Now, we work on one film at a time, which is the ideal way to work. That’s how regional films are made.
I am turned on by a good script and a good role and I don’t judge a good role by its length. When you start doing character roles, it gives you a liberating feeling because you are no longer victim to looking good and you can then freely be the character.
I would love to do those characters with today’s directors like Vishal Bharadwaj or Raju Hirani. Imtiaz Ali obviously makes films about two young people in love but if he ever has a role for elderly people I would love to do it.• Samantar offered all this? In Samantar, although my character, Shama, is a recluse, she doesn’t go by social compulsions but by natural compulsions which is about being herself. Being herself means gardening, being close to nature, she creates beautiful pottery, she plays the violin. But in the company of people she isn’t herself. I chose this role because it is not a very verbose character so More >
Wherever there is urbanization, migration is bound to follow. And after some time, the migrants begin to consider the region as their own. Nothing wrong with that but problems arise when the local people living in the urbanized region since years begins to feel threatened with the growing migration. Things turn sour when these people feel victimized about their identity, culture etc. which finally results in feeling shameful. This is the time when things have almost gone out of the hands. ‘Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy!’ tells a similar story of a Marathi person. However, kudos to the writer for not making this film a pro-Marathi.
The story of the movie: Dinkar Bhosale (Sachin Khedekar) is a common Marathi man living in Mumbai. He works as a clerk in a bank and lives in an ancestral bungalow. He is a simple man with simple needs but his life is miserable. His salary is meager and is humiliated everywhere. His daughter, Shashikala (Priya Bapat) is highly talented and she can easily be one of the best actresses of Bollywood. However, in the audition, she is rejected because of her surname ‘Bhosale’ which the production manager considers ‘downmarket’. His son Rahul (Abhijeet Kelkar) wants to pursue engineering from a reputed college but the college asks for a huge ‘donation’ inspite that the college is run by Nandkumar (Ganesh Yadav), who’s a childhood friend of Dinkar. Then there’s a builder, Ghosalya, who is keen to demolish Dinkar’s ancestral property More >