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My wife knows that career is priority: Prasad Oak

Actor-director Prasad Oak, whose directorial debut Kaccha Limbu was screened at a film festival recently, talks about marriage, films and more

regional movies Updated: Jan 17, 2018 19:55 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
Prasad Oak,Manjulika Oak,Kaccha Limbu
Actor-director Prasad Oak, whose directorial debut Kaccha Limbu was screened at a film festival recently

Kaccha Limbu (2017) was selected in the competition category of Pune International Film Festival. An elated Prasad Oak (director, Kaccha Limbu) says that this was the best way to start the New Year, and this mention adds to all the acclaim the film has garnered since its release.

The 7, Roshan Villa (2016) actor is happy that the jury found his directorial debut to be worthy of the fest and competition category. He says, “I am happy that the film has made it to one of the most prestigious film festivals in the country. Also, this is the first time that the jury has considered a released film for the competition category.”

So, is this exactly how he had expected his film to do? “Well, honestly, I was sceptical about the commercial success but I was damn sure of critical acclaim. I knew while making the film that the story will connect with the right audience. Once it was selected at IFFI (International Film Festival of India) I was assured of being on the right path.”

This year, Prasad Oak will be seen in Anant Mahadevan’s Doctor Rakhmabai, Viju Mane’s Shikari and Digpal Lanjekar’s Farzand.The actor-director has been busy with three film shoots and a television serial. However, he found time to spend with his wife Manjulika on their 20th marriage anniversary recently. “I met my wife in Pune 23 years ago while conducting acting workshops. We completed 20 years of marriage last week, and I owe the success of this venture completely to her. I had told her on day one that my career is my priority and she understands that till today. She has seen my passion and love for films and completely stands by me. I am fortunate to have her in my life.”

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 19:53 IST