‘RE­GIONAL CIN­EMA IS MORE OPEN TO FRESHER CON­TENT’

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Ac­tor Sai Tamhankar, who made her pres­ence felt with the por­trayal of Jy­ot­sna in Hun­terrr (2015), hasn’t yet been seen in any other Bol­ly­wood film. When asked about it, the ac­tor, who is a promi­nent name in the Marathi film in­dus­try, shares that she isn’t keen on do­ing Hindi films any­time soon. “Af­ter Hun­terrr, I was of­fered sim­i­lar kind of roles. I make it a point that the kind of roles I do should be dif­fer­ent. In Bol­ly­wood, I want to do a ro­man­tic com­edy.”

Sai feels re­gional cin­ema is more open to ex­per­i­ment­ing, and that is why Bol­ly­wood stars to­day are ven­tur­ing into such films. While Riteish Desh­mukh made his Marathi de­but in 2014 with Lai Bhaari, now Mad­huri Dix­itNene is gear­ing up for a Marathi film. “Re­gional films fo­cus more on con­tent, and such projects are al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated by the au­di­ence. Any in­dus­try with such a thought will bloom,” she adds. Talk­ing about whether the Marathi film in­dus­try is star-driven, the 31-year-old says, “Of course, there are se­nior and ex­pe­ri­enced ac­tors, con­sid­ered jew­els of the in­dus­try. But the con­tent is still given more im­por­tance.”

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