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Happy that more people will see Sairat now: Director Manjule on remakes

Director of the much-applauded Marathi film Sairat, Nagraj Manjule is happy that more people will be able to see his story. The film is being remade in Punjabi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam.

regional movies Updated: Nov 23, 2016 19:07 IST
Sairat,Nagraj Manjule,Zee Studios
Sairat stars Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar. (Sairatmovie/Facebook)

Director of Marathi blockbuster Sairat, Nagraj Manjule says he is happy that the film is being remade in different languages as it will now reach out to larger number of audience. Recently Zee Studios partnered with White Hill for a Punjabi remake and with Rockline Venkatesh for remakes in Kannada, Telegu, Tamil and Malayalam.

The director says he feels honoured as it is the first time a Marathi film is going to have a remake in so many languages. “I’m very happy that remake is happening that too in so many languages. The film will now even reach out to wider audience.

“It feels so great because most of the time we make films from South India and now Sairat is all the way having remakes in almost all South Indian languages. It’s great. It’s happening for the first time with any Marathi film,” said Manjule.

Director-producer Karan Johar has also apparently bought the remake rights of the film starring Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar.

Manjule is currently busy writing the script for his next project. “I’ve started writing something new. I can’t really disclose its genre right now because I’m still the halfway,” he said.

When asked if his next will be a Marathi project, the director said, “I’m writing Marathi as well but I think language really doesn’t matter. I never really plan or give so much thought to a particular thing. If I feel that it’s kind a similar to what I want to say I just do it.”

Manjule said the best part about being in the Marathi film industry is that there people don’t go by your film’s star value.

“I’m happy that Marathi cinema is doing so well. The best thing here is that we go by content of the films and not star value. Only good content works out here, which is a good thing. Here the films are more content-oriented.”

First Published: Nov 23, 2016 19:07 IST