Veteran actor Padmini Kolhapure believes Marathi movie business is churning out “braver” content material that Hindi films, but is struggling to thrive amid a number of challenges, together with stiff competitors from Bollywood. The 55-year-old actor’s newest Marathi drama, “Prawaas”– her third movie within the language– had its screening on the 51st version of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) within the Indian Panorama part.
In an interview with PTI, Kolhapure stated the reception to “Prawaas” was overwhelming and instilled hope that movies which are attempting to push boundaries will in the end discover acceptance.
“Marathi cinema is braver than Hindi movies. It continues to be struggling. There’s numerous competitors, it has to face a number of challenges. But I’m assured it’s going to ultimately pave a approach.
“Amidst all of this, when you see something like ‘Prawaas’ which breaks the path, it’s heartwarming. I am a Maharashtrian, I want Marathi cinema to do well.”
Directed by Shashank Udapurkar, the movie is described as an emotional journey of an aged couple, Abhijat Inamdar, performed by actor Ashok Saraf and Lata Inamdar (Kolhapure). The actor, who has labored in acclaimed movies like “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” (1978), filmmaker BR Chopra’s 1980 drama “Insaf Ka Tarazu” and Raj Kapoor’s “Prem Rog”, stated she was touched by the messaging of “Prawaas”.
“I was drawn to the film for the sensitivity and the story. It’s a beautiful, tender film about life, living it to the fullest, looking out for reasons to make a meaningful existence. This gave me the opportunity to collaborate with Ashok also, and I had such a good experience,” she added.
Kolhapure started performing on the age of seven in 1972, that includes in movies like “Zindagi” and “Dream Girl” earlier than getting a breakthrough with “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”.
The actor stated when she began her profession, she merely “surrendered to the moment.”
“Then, it was a snowball effect. I was fortunate to get to work with good films, roles, directors and producers. I got lucky that way, despite starting so young. You can call me destiny’s child.”
The veteran, who was final seen on the massive display in Arjun Kapoor-starrer “Panipat” in 2019, stated her movie selections are purely dictated by her intuition.
“I am extremely impulsive with my choices. It has to click or else nothing. If it’s right or wrong, that’s on me. I take the responsibility for the decisions but it has to touch me, I have to feel it from within for me to do it,” she added.
Kolhapure stated now she would not comply with any “do’s and don’ts” for scripts and reasonably appears out for alternatives which supply her one thing that she hasn’t finished in her almost 5 a long time lengthy profession.
“I did ‘Panipat’, it didn’t necessarily have this great role. But I wanted to be a part of the experience of working in an Ashutosh Gowariker film and play this ‘queen.’ I wanted to experience that and so I made that choice,” she stated.