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On a Grey Scale

An unscrupulous couple wants to get ahead in life but remains doubtful of their moral values.

An unscrupulous couple wants to get ahead in life but remains doubtful of their moral values. “You can’t call them immoral. Amoral is a better word,” says Supriya Vinod,one of the lead female actors of the Marathi film,Investment . The film recently won the National Film Awards for Best Marathi Film and Vinod was nominated in the Best Actress category at this year’s New York

Indian Film festival.

The plot of Investment revolves around the consequences of a crime and the extent to which Vinod’s character (Prachi) goes to save her son from harm. The film also stars actors from Marathi cinema such as Tushar Dalvi,Sulbha Deshpande and Sanjay Mone in leading roles.

“When I decided to do this role,I never saw Prachi as a vamp or the villain. That is why even the nomination came as a surprise,” adds the 40-year-old Mumbai-based actor,who received the first ever Prabhat Puraskar for Best Supporting Artist in a Negative Role for her performance.

Vinod,who started her career in theatre when she was only seven,knows that she has come a long way in the industry. Interestingly,Investment,directed by her father Ratnakar Matkari,is her first feature film. “I have always been a theatre person. I worked with the best in the industry and then later moved on to television,” says Vinod,who has acted in a number of Hindi TV serials such as CID,Kahin Kisi Roz,Kahani and Kutumb.

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Matkari,who has written and directed the film,is a noted playwright with a number of books,plays and television serials to his credit. “I have worked with my father in several plays since I was a child. I had read and re-read his script and discussed its nuances with him; so to accept the role was natural,” says Vinod.

Pleased by the success of Investment,Vinod is now working on a film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Jabbar Patel. “It is a biopic on the life of politician Yashwantrao Chavan. It’s a great role,” she says.