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I did Ranangan because of Swwapnil: Sachin Pilgaonkar

Actor-director Sachin Pilgaonkar on why the Marathi film industry should try and increase the number of successful films

regional movies Updated: May 18, 2018 17:22 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Sachin Pilgaonkar,Swwapnil Joshi,Ranangan
Actor Sachin Pilgaonkar feels the Marathi film industry should concentrate on making successful films(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Veteran actor-director Sachin Pilgaonkar returned to Marathi cinema after a gap of three years with Rakesh Sarang’s Ranangan. He was last seen in Subodh Bhave’s magnum opus Katyar Kaljat Ghusali (2015). So, what about the film appealed to him to say yes? “To be very honest, it was my son Swwapnil (Joshi, actor). He does everything with conviction and I have full faith in him. He called me regarding Ranangan and I trust him completely. He cannot go wrong. I saw the script much later because I had to, to know what I have to perform,” says the Ekluti Ek (2013) director.

Interestingly, the film’s director Rakesh Sarang is a close friend too. “You can imagine how it is working with close people. The comfort zone is fantastic and we had a great time shooting.”

Sachin is also concerned about the pace with which films are being churned out in the Marathi film industry. “The number of films are increasing, which is not a very good sign. The number of films does not make an industry big. What makes an industry big is the number of successful films. We should try and increase the number of successful films,” he says.

He adds that people also need to give time for films. “This whole trend of three days of screen play, seven days of dialogue writing and immediate shooting should stop. You have to give it serious time and thought.”

First Published: May 18, 2018 17:22 IST