Umesh Kamat UNPLUGGED!

Citadel - - COVER STORY -

When you look at the evo­lu­tion of t he Marathi film and tele­vi­sion in­dus­try, we’ve been see­ing some bright spots, de­spite is­sues. Ta­lent is the only way up, and try­ing out some­thing dif­fer­ent is the sure shot way to star­dom. Ac­tors have a dif­fi­cult time mak­ing a mark since they have to com­pete with quite a few oth­ers with re­mark­able ta­lent. Amidst the chaos, you will find t he much-loved and de­light­ful ac­tor who graces our cover – Umesh Kamat. Ask any viewer of any age; chances are that he or she is a fan of Umesh, who has been seen in TV se­ri­als, plays and movies for more than a decade. The first time he grew to promi­nence was with the very pop­u­lar se­rial and later Asamb­hav made Umesh the heart­throb of the tele­vi­sion in­dus­try and is still one of the high­lights of his ca­reer. Shub­hamkaroti was fol­lowed along with Eka Lag­nachi Dusri Goshta. His Om in Eka Lag­nachi Teesri Goshta too cre­ated more fans for him. Call him rather eclec­tic, but Umesh’s choices in terms of work have not been the usual. His fil­mog­ra­phy in­cludes Kay­dy­acha Bola, Mani Man­gal­su­tra, Time Please, Lagna Pa­have Karun, A Pay­ing Ghost, Ye Re Ye Re Paisa and the just re­leased Asehi Ekda Vhave. His plays in­clude Son­chafa, Swami, Ranan­gan, In­vest­ment, Nava Gadi Nava Ra­jya Don’t Worry Be Happy. ac­claimed Mo­han Wagh, saw him watch theatre closely. He soon be­came a re­place­ment for his brother. One can say, his thirst for act­ing be­gan there. Still try­ing to fig­ure out his ca­reer whilst in col­lege, he started get­ting of­fers for tele­vi­sion shows. One can say he found his true call­ing. Then there was no stop­ping the ac­tor in Umesh Kamat. The in­dus­try not just gave him fame and love (based on his ad­mirable work), but also bet­ter half, Priya Ba­pat, who is a cel­e­brated ac­tor her­self. Re­cently in the city to pro­mote his lat­est re­lease, Asehi Ekda Vhave, Umesh spoke from the heart about his work, his choices, strug­gle and per­sonal life. While chat­ting, one could see that the in­dus­try and fame have not changed the in­nate good­ness in Umesh. Po­lite and hon­est to a fault, he knows no other way to ex­press him­self. One can call him an in­ter­viewer’s de­light…

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