I loved Dhadak’s trailer, says Akash of Sairat fame

HT City - - ENTERTAINMENT - Shreya Mukher­jee ■ shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Since the re­lease of Lust Sto­ries, ac­tor Akash Thosar has no dearth of of­fers from Bol­ly­wood. But it was his por­trayal of Prashant Kale — a low-caste young man — in the Marathi film, Sairat that gave him recog­ni­tion in show­biz. And now, when the crit­i­cally ac­claimed film is be­ing re­made in Bol­ly­wood as Dhadak, with ac­tors Jan­hvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khat­ter, Akash says, “I loved the trailer and I’m look­ing for­ward to the film as well.”

The 24-year-old ac­tor had no am­bi­tion to star in the re­make of the film. “I’ve done my part in Sairat and peo­ple are still talk­ing about it. That’s more than enough for me. I’m happy for both Jan­hvi and Ishaan. I’m sure they will do well.”

About his lat­est project, Lust Sto­ries, Akash says that he is in­debted to Anurag Kashyap for giv­ing him the op­por­tu­nity. “I had loved Bom­bay Talkies (2013) and the Gangs of Wassey­pur se­ries and had a wish to work with Anurag Kashyap. So, when he told me that he liked Sairat (2016), I couldn’t be­lieve my ears. And when he of­fered me work, I was like,‘Aapko kaun na bolega!’ It was great work­ing with Rad­hika Apte. She made sure I didn’t make mis­takes un­der pres­sure,” says Akash, who got praises from film­mak­ers like Karan Jo­har, Dibakar Ban­er­jee and Zoya Akhtar for his act­ing.

Akash Thosar is look­ing for­ward to the film Dhadak (in­set)

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