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but get mes­merised by the Marathi en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. And all those in­volved in mak­ing these sto­ries come to life are even more in­ter­est­ing to ex­plore. Since there is just no dearth of ta­lent here, it was easy to choose the tal­ented, smart and at­trac­tive Umesh Kamat for our cover this month. It had to be Umesh, be­cause his jour­ney as an ac­tor is noth­ing short of drama. That he has im­mense ta­lent is quite pal­pa­ble. You can­not make a ca­reer like his with­out ta­lent in your blood. Whether it was his por­trayal as So­ham from Vaadal­vaat or Ad­i­nath Shashtri from Asamb­hav or his Adv. Om Chaud­hary from Eka Lag­nachi Teesri Goshta, his tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ances have made a dent in our minds. His movies like Kay­dy­acha Bola, Time Please, Lagna Pa­have Karun, A Pay­ing Ghost, and his lat­est hit Ye Re Ye Re Paisa and just re­leased Asehi Ekda Vhave are just an ex­ten­sion of his ta­lent. Umesh holds noth­ing back... he knows what he wants and is will­ing to wait for the role that is apt for his ta­lent. But his strug­gle to un­der­stand the gap when there is no work is a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Maybe that is why you see a sen­si­ble Umesh give his 100 per cent once the right work comes his way. Hav­ing a part­ner in Priya Ba­pat has been a bless­ing for him, and their love story is just like one of the tales he is part of in this in­dus­try. Read his in­ter­view to know more of this ac­tor par ex­cel­lence. You are go­ing to meet some as­sorted in­di­vid­u­als with re­mark­able feats in this is­sue. Food­ies and eclec­tic eatery lovers would love to read the in­ter­view of pop­u­lar restau­ra­teur Riyaaz Amlani, the power be­hind So­cial, the in­ter­est­ing eatery-cum-workspace shar­ing place now open in Pune. His in­ter­view on So­cial and the food cul­ture in gen­eral has to be read with great gusto. Or choose to un­der­stand about ac­claimed ce­ramic artist Ruby Jhunjhunwala, who has spo­ken in-depth about get­ting into the male-dom­i­nated pro­fes­sion of pot­tery and carv­ing a niche for her­self. Speak­ing about ta­lent, we also have au­thor Pervin Saket, whose novel Urmila – The For­got­ten Wife is Ra­mayana’s mod­ern-day in­ter­pre­ta­tion through the eyes of its most ne­glected char­ac­ter. Read­ing about Shrad­dha Kakkad is also sure to be an en­rich­ing ex­pe­ri­ence; this fighter has be­come Mrs. Asia United Na­tions, and is also a suc­cess­ful en­tre­pre­neur. Un­der­stand her suc­cess and be in­spired. Our very young en­tre­pre­neur Asa Fer­reira is a de­light to know as well. At just 24, this Young Turk is al­ready the Founder of So­cio Loca, while si­mul­ta­ne­ously op­er­at­ing as the Vice Pres­i­dent (Mar­ket­ing) of the United Bas­ket­ball Al­liance. It was amaz­ing to write the restau­rant re­view about Panash, the pan-Asian restau­rant at Four Points by Sher­a­ton. Any­thing from South-East Asia or even the Far East has been a hit, not just in the city but also through­out In­dia. Ad­di­tion­ally, Tip­ple Time gives you some un­usual cock­tail recipes courtesy The Daily All Day, Kore­gaon Park, that will beat the heat nicely. Af­ter hav­ing a good meal, you might want to think of a good work­out method to start the next day. Check a whole spread on Mar­tial Arts as a fit­ness method, and where you can go in the city for the same. We are not go­ing to dis­ap­point you in our reg­u­lar col­umns. In­dulge your vis­ual senses with the in­ter­est­ing of­fice space of Netsurf Net­work­ing in Baner. Be on trend with the lat­est bags in our In Style sec­tion, while the Puneites Speak cov­ers a topic close to any Punekar’s heart – sum­mer mem­o­ries. Get nos­tal­gic. Our other usu­als will not dis­ap­point you ei­ther. Ci­tadel is about get­ting Punekars to love their city more. And we will con­tinue to give you just that emo­tion. Till then, let’s en­joy the sum­mers.

— Sapna Sar­fare sapna.ci­tadel@gmail.com

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