Actor Shreyas Talpade has donned many hats and as he gears up for his directorial debut, he feels blessed to have come this far. “I never thought in my wildest dreams that coming from a modest middle class background; I’d make it till here. But it’s been a phenomenal journey.”
Talpade who made his debut as a producer with Marathi film Poshter Boys reveals he was pushed into production by filmmaker Subhash Ghai. “At one of Marathi Awards night, Subhash Ji said that Mukta Arts will produce a Marathi film. After coming down from the stage, he met my wife who was sitting with him in the front row and said you will be doing this Marathi film. I have shot the gun on your shoulders. Mukta Arts will acquire the film that you will produce. So that’s how it all started,” shares the actor.
Having thoroughly enjoyed the process, the actor feels happy that he took the plunge. “While we were doing it, we learnt so much that realised we can also produce our own films if we find the right subject. And Poshter Boyz was one such unique original subject that came our way and we felt keen to produce this.”
The 40-year-old actor is now stepping into the director’s shoes for Hindi remake of Poshter Boyz, which he will also produce and act in. Stating that as an actor, there’s always scope and a tendency to evolve, he adds, “I do feel at times that acting is fine but if I come across a good story that I would want to tell the world, nothing should stop me from doing so. So that’s why I took up direction.”
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