I can offer role to one of the artistes of the Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) in my upcoming film, who had staged one-act play 'Ashwattham' in Ahmednagar last year," said Marathi director Kedar Shinde.
Shinde was in the city to promote his directorial film titled 'Shrimant Damodharpanth,' set to hit the cinema halls on July 26.
Speaking further, he said, " I would render my guidance if the department organises three-day workshop for emerging artistes. Marathwada has an array of talented artistes who have won the hearts of the audience. I would be pleased to share my experience with emerging artistes from Marathwada."
When asked about the novelty he brings in his subjects, he said "Many questions come to my mind every day and I try to find answers. This helps me to explore new stories for the films. It's my habit to look at even common things from different perspective and it pays me at the end."
Sharing his views about cinematography, Shinde said, 'Shrimant Damodharpant' was showcased in drama form on stage in 1998 and its memories are etched on the mind of the audience forever. That time I came across some shortcomings which I have tried to do away with while making the film. In the drama, Dhamu does not venture out of his home. However, in film we have shown that Damu and Shrimant go to Satara and it is the specialty of the cinema. It was a challenge for me to take Shrimant and Damu out of home and I accepted that challenge and adapted the script of drama to suit it for the film."
Recalling his fond memories of Aurangabad, he said, "Although I do not visit Aurangabad regularly, I used to come to city to perform drama in my initial days of career and we enjoyed the Paan at Tara Paan Centre. The very thought of it still waters my mouth. We literally carried Paan in boxes and these paan helped us to be energetic while memorising the dialogues of the drama."