Monday, September 24, 2012 12:30 IST
Asha Bhosle's acting debut in the film Maaee at age 80 has not been difficult for her at all. The director Mahesh Kodiyal who also
makes his debut in Maaee, explains why.
`Ashaji's songs have always been the highest form of emoting. Even while giving playback voice to heroines she was constantly emoting
to pitch-perfection in the songs. The difference was earlier she emoted for other heroines. In Maaee she emoted for herself.
thought I'd have to do a lot of rehearsals with Ashaji to get her familiar with the camera. But she took to the camera like a born actress.
Let's not forget her father Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar was a brilliant actor. In the 1920 and 30s he'd play both male and
female parts, since in those days women were averse to acting. `
Mahesh remembers when he went for the first reading with Ashaji. `I gave her some emotional lines and I took charge of Padmini
Kolhapure's line. She took over the lines as though they belonged to her. Doing the lines she broke down and sobbed. I get gooseflesh
even thinking of how she responded. `
Mahesh says he took his time to finish scripting Maaee. `Since it was a film where the main character suffered from Alzheimer's I didn't
want experts to pounce on me for getting medical details wrong. I worked extensively on getting the details right. `
Mahesh admits the theme of owning responsibility for the parents' upkeep in their old age is not new. `I know many films like Mohan
Kumar's Avtaar and Ravi Chopra's Baghban have been done on the theme before. But the problem of children not being able to look after
their parents is perennial. It is all around us. `
- Saturday, March 17, 2018 Radhika Apte to walk for Manish Malhotra
|Radhika Apte is all set to be the show stopper for celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra tonight...|
- Saturday, March 17, 2018 Katrina Kaif reveals her biggest 'hichki'!
|Katrina Kaif who slays with her acting and dancing skills, was not always perfect in her field. In a promotion video for...|
- Saturday, March 17, 2018 Ankita Lokhande's look from Manikarnika leaked!
|After Kangana Ranaut, now the look of Ankita Lokhande has been leaked from her upcoming film...|
- Saturday, March 17, 2018 It's a wrap for 'Gully Boy', that too in style!
|Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead role wraps their 50 days schedule in a unique way...|