I learn from every film: Ashvini Bhave
Actor Ashvini Bhave enthralled us with two very diverse and interesting films last year. Mahesh Manjrekar’s Dhyanimani and Jatin Wagle’s Manjha went on to remind us of the veterans acting skills and versatility.
Ashvini is currently in the US and will be celebrating her birthday in California. On what’s special this year, she says, “My husband (Kishore Bopardikar) is taking me to the newest restaurant in San Francisco, which is called Birdsong. Also, we have a custom to celebrate each family member’s birthday together. My daughter Sachi bakes a cake for me on every birthday. I am thankful and grateful for another year of happiness.”
Revisiting her childhood birthday celebrations, the Kadachit (2007) actor adds, “My birthday would fall during summers and aamras puri would be made, which I did not like at all as a child. I would get angry as I hated dirtying my hands while eating.”
Currently, Ashvini is writing a script for a television series and hopes to produce it next year. “There are exciting things lined up and I am very thrilled.” Her last release Manjha has been receiving many mentions and awards, and Ashvini is proud of the team that worked on the film. She adds that the story was unique with two extremely talented and phenomenal actors, Sumedh Mudgalkar and Rohit Phalke. “For me, the story and screenplay are important factors while picking a film. The role doesn’t matter if the audience is not going to appreciate the film. The director, too, is important because at the end it is his vision and conviction. Sometimes, I do a project for fun but most of the times it is to challenge and stretch myself as an actor. I learn something new from every film.”
Recently, the actor visited her ailing father in India, who unfortunately passed away. Remembering him, Ashvini says, “I was very close to him. It was a tough time for me. He was a kind and gentle soul. He was the most giving person I’ve ever known. He was a chemistry professor and was passionate about palmistry. He loved music and was a fantastic cook. I’m proud to be his daughter.”
On Madhuri Dixit, she says, “I am aware that Madhuri (Dixit) will be starring in one and producing another Marathi film. Kudos to her for making a Marathi film. I warm-heartedly welcome her in the industry and wish her the best. She is wise and I am sure she has surrounded herself with the right people who are guiding her well. I can't wait to see her on screen in a Marathi film.”