Padmini Kolhapure says Marathi cinema is brave but struggling

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Padmini Kolhapure says – “Marathi cinema is braver than Hindi films. It is still struggling. There’s a lot of competition, it has to face several challenges. But I’m confident it’ll eventually pave a way. Amidst all of this, when you see something like Prawaas which breaks the path, it’s heartwarming. I am a Maharashtrian, I want Marathi cinema to do well.”

She further adds – “I was drawn to the film for the sensitivity and the story. It’s a beautiful, tender film about life, living it to the fullest, looking out for reasons to make a meaningful existence. This gave me the opportunity to collaborate with Ashok also, and I had such a good experience.”

Padmini Kolhapure began acting at the age of seven in 1972, featuring in films like Zindagi and Dream Girl before getting a breakthrough with Satyam Shivam Sundaram.

The actor said when she started her career, she simply “surrendered to the moment.” “Then, it was a snowball effect. I was fortunate to get to work with good films, roles, directors and producers. I got lucky that way, despite starting so young. You can call me destiny’s child.”

Talking about her choices, she says – “I am extremely impulsive with my choices. It has to click or else nothing. If it’s right or wrong, that’s on me. I take the responsibility for the decisions but it has to touch me, I have to feel it from within for me to do it.”

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