Dibakar Bannerjee’s short movie, Star, in the episodic movie Bombay Talkies was Sadashiv Amrapurkar’s last appearance in Hindi cinema. The director says he is glad that he got to work with the late actor.
"Who was to know that my story in the omnibus Bombay Talkies would turn out to be Sadashivji’s swan song? I am so glad I worked with him," said Dibakar.
The director added, "At that time Sadashivji was very busy in Marathi theatre and his social activism. But I was adamant. The character was that of a doyen of Marathi theatre. Sadashivji fitted the bill. If I had made the film 20 years ago, I would have thought of Nilu Phuleji. Now it had to be none except Sadhashivji. I convinced him to do the role," said the director.
The actor died on Monday following lung infection. He was 64. Dibakar said that the late actor infused his role with his theatre experience.