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01-01-2010, 01:53 AM #1
Avdhoot Gupte's 'Zenda' inspired by Thackeray feud
Filmmaker Avdhoot Gupte's new film 'Zenda' is reportedly based on a feud between Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and his cousin Uddhav Thackeray, the Executive President of the Shiv Sena.
He says the movie portrays Marathi youth, with just a couple of characters in the movie representing Uddhav and Raj Thackeray.
"This is a film of today''s Marathi (from Maharashtra state) youth, Marathi ''yuva'' (youth). It is a fact that that when you watch the film, you can relate a few characters with respected Uddhav-sahib Thackeray and Raj-sahib Thackeray, and a few more. But you will realize that this plot, this concept or this story could have happened in any other plot, like you are asking me about Shiv Sena or MNS; this could have happened in some other political party, also," said Avdhoot Gupte, who is also the producer of the movie.
"It is about today''s youth of Maharashtra, his dreams, his attitude towards his life, his ideologies, and you know, his overall attitude of looking at his own country - Maharashtra - and his own progress," he claims.
Gupte added that the non-Maharashtrians would be more curious to watch the film, and it may be released in some multiplexes with subtitles. He said that if the movie gets a good response, then it would be dubbed in other languages, as well.
The film is slated for release on January 08, 2010, in theatres across Maharashtra state.
Earlier also many Indian films like Ram Gopal Verma''s Sarkaar and ''Sarkaar Raj'' have been made inspired by dynastic politics and political leaders, in particular the Shiv Sena.
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01-01-2010, 12:51 PM #2