Noted actor Sachin Pilgaonkar says Marathi cinema is growing because of its innovative content and not due to the presence of stars like Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Vidya Balan in its films. Pilgaonkar has mainly acted and directed films in Marathi.
“Marathi cinema is not growing because of stars like Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh or Vidya Balan who have acted in films here. With all due respect to these stars, Marathi cinema can grow on its own and it is growing,” Pilgaonkar told PTI.
“Having stars will not make a difference. Stars will (only) help in pulling an audience,” he said. The 58-year-old actor feels Marathi cinema is producing good content.
“Content is what matters. It’s because of the content that actors, producers and other cast and crew come on board for a film. Also, the audience comes to see a film only if they like the content. Marathi films are having good stories,” he added.
Pilgaonkar will be seen next in Y-films web series Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa. The noted actor is open to doing adult comedy films but the role and story should not have double meaning jokes.
“I am open to trying new things but it (role) shouldn’t be below my dignity. I take care of that. I am open to doing adult comedy films but it should not be vulgar and have a double meaning,” Sachin told in an earlier interview. Sachin will be seen in , touted as India’s first sex education fictional web series.
He plays the role of a grandfather in the series that talks about issues like homosexuality and pregnancy.