Child actor Partho may have won glorious awards for his debut ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’, but he plans to take a break from films after his next release ‘Hawaa Hawaai’ in order to concentrate on his studies.
In ‘Hawaa Hawaai’, which is based on inline speed skating, the National-award-winning actor, 13, plays a determined rural boy, who never loses focus from his goal. Directed by his father Amole Gupte, the sports film will hit cinemas on May 9. (Pics of the special screening, a look at who all made it)
“For now I won’t be acting in films as I want to study. I want to finish 9th and finish my school first. Then I want to study direction at New York University. I want to make films (when I grow up). I don’t want to sound preachy but I want to make films that convey a message to people,” said Partho.
“The message could be anything but it should make people understand more about life and about themselves through the films,” he added.
However, fitting in the shoes of a skater was not a big deal for the actor as he was popular in the sport at the district level some years ago. But Partho insists he did have to polish the skills for the film that also features Saqib Saleem of ‘Bombay Talkies’ fame in role of his mentor.
“When I was a kid, I used to skate at district level and I left it for some reasons. I practised it again for sometime
for the film as there were certain parts that were a bit hard to do in skating,” he said.
The story of a focused skater had been cultivating in his father’s mind ever since he exhibited a passion for the sport.
Amole had been penning the script of ‘Hawaa Hawaai’ from a
very long time. “It all started when I was smaller than now. I used to skate everyday, and my father used to go with me. He used to type something or the other on laptop while I was skating,” he said.
“Then he started telling me the …continued »