Marathi film industry is content-driven: Shreyas Talpade

Actor-producer Shreyas Talpade feels Marathi film industry is more content driven compared to Bollywood which is star-stuck.

Shreyas Talpade
Shreyas Talpade

"Hindi film industry is star driven but Marathi industry is concept or content driven. People patronise the film if they are convinced about the content. The potential for Marathi cinema has grown. More and more people are coming into it taking a shot at acting, directing and producing," Shreyas, whose second Marathi production 'Poshter Boyj' is all set to hit theatres soon, told PTI.

'Poshter Boyj's first look will be launched on June 6 at the upcoming Goa Marathi Film Festival here. "It's a family entertainer... It is about three people of different age groups -- Dilip Prabhavalkar, Hrishikesh Joshi and Aniket Vishwasrao.

They end up in a weird situation and the story reveals how they deal with it successfully," said Shreyas, whose first production was 'Sanai Chougude' in Marathi. Shreyas started his career in Bollywood with sports drama 'Iqbal', and later shifted to multi-starrer comedies like 'Apna Sapna Money Money', 'Golmaal Returns' and 'Housefull 2' among others. In between, he did two critically acclaimed movies--'Dor' and 'Welcome to Sajjanpur'.

His last two releases 'Joker' and 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal' did not do well at the box-office following which the actor decided to take a break from Hindi films. "'Kamaal...' didn't work for me.

I thought of taking a slight break to analyse the situation. I started getting more into Marathi cinema," he said. In his more than a decade long career in Bollywood, Shreyas regrets doing some films and has now decided to do only those projects which will satisfy him as a performer. "There are times when you do films which you need not necessarily do.

In past, whatever I was doing was not upto people's expectation. Now they will not have a reason to complain. The projects should satisfy me as an actor, producer and also audience," he added.

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