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Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Aditi Govitrikar to play a doctor in Smile Please

Actor Aditi Govitrikar will be seen in Vikram Phadnis’s second Marathi film Smile Please

regional-movies Updated: May 09, 2019 17:43 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Smile Please will see Dr Aditi Govitrikar play a doctor for the first time on screen
Smile Please will see Dr Aditi Govitrikar play a doctor for the first time on screen

In 2009, Aditi Govitrikar played the character of Dream girl in Sanjay Jadhav’s Ringa Ringa, which marked her debut in the Marathi film industry. That was a decade ago, and now Aditi will be seen in a full-fledged role in Vikram Phadnis’s second Marathi film, Smile Please. The actor says it was the strong and powerful script that got her excited.

“The script is the hero of the film. It is so powerful and I know the film will go on to become a classic. Also, I get to play an important and crucial role,” says Aditi, who was born in Pune . This will also be the first time the real life doctor will be playing a reel one. The 16 December (2002) actor is currently pursuing her second masters in psychology from Harvard university and has already completed a post graduate course in counselling, from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She also has a master’s degree in psychology from Indira Gandhi National Open University.

Interestingly, Vikram and Aditi’s friendship goes way back to when the former was a choreographer and a budding designer. “In the initial years when Vikram would choreograph shows, I would attend almost all his show. He is on of my oldest friends. When he made Hrudayantar (2017), I pointed out that I would love to be a part of his future films. So, when he was making Smile Please, he approached me,” she says.

Aditi admits that she is a complete director’s actor. On being asked whether working with a friend is easier, Aditi says “My answer would be yes and no. When the person is not familiar, they derive a different output from you. They tend to bring about a different perspective. Of course, when you are working with someone familiar, the understanding helps. You tend to know what works and what doesn’t.”

Aditi will be next seen in a Hindi film Koi Jaane Na, starring Kunal Kapoor and Amyra Dastur and a web series titled Ab Normal, which delves on section 377.