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INTERVIEWS. ANKUSH CHAUDHARI - Actor, Director
By Chetana, © MMW News 30 June, 2007

Journey till date in this industry.
I was very much passionate about this glamorous world when I was enjoying my college days. I got my first chance in 1991, to perform the show ‘Maharashtrachi Lokdhara’. I had done a folk dance in that programme. I had also participated in One Act Play in Inter Collegiate Competition and State Level Competition.I had worked with Bharat Jadhav and Kedar Shinde in many commercial dramas. One of which is ‘Hasa Chakat-fu’. And all the shows of the play are now running housefull in Pune and Mumbai. I had also done 'All the best'. It has completed 825 shows successfully. I have done some TV serials also, like 'Bedhund Manaachi Laher' that was shown on 'Alpha TV Marathi' and 'Duniyadari' on 'E TV Marathi'


Something about your filmy career.
My first movie that was released , was ‘Soona Yeti Ghara’ in Marathi. After that, I have done so many films. Some of my movies released last year, were, ‘Majha Navara Tujhi Bayako’, ‘Matichya Chuli’, ‘Issh……’, ‘Aai Shappath’, ‘Yanda Kartavya Ahe’, and ‘Aaila re’. I had played various kinds of roles in these movies. The concepts of all these movies are quite different from each other. I enjoyed a lot while doing all these roles.
I had also done a Hindi movie ‘Jis des me Ganga rehta hai’ with Govinda, Shivaji Satam, Reema Lagoo, Shakti Kapoor, Milind Gunaji, Sonali Bendre, Rinki Khanna and Anand Abhyankar. I feel very comfortable working with this team as some of them were from Marathi film industry. This was my first movie in Hindi which coincidentally was directed Marathi director, Mahesh Manjarekar. It was really great experience for me to work with all these stars together first time.

Experience about direction.
Apart from acting, I have worked as an associate director for the movies ‘Agabai Arechhya’ and ‘Jatra’ which were directed by Kedar Shinde. I like this experience because I got the knowledge of those things which I was not having when I was working as actor only. I have done some changes in my acting after working as an associate director. I had really developed me as an actor and director.

Your idol?
I am working in this industry since 1991. I haves worked with so many senior artists in this industry. All the artists are just amazing in their work. They are very talented. I don’t have any special person as my idol because all of them are having different qualities and specialities. I am interested and also believe in learning different things from different persons.

Something about your forthcoming movies?
In next 2-3 months, two of my movies are releasing.
One is ‘Uladhaal’. This movie is directed by Aditya Sarpotdar. Makarand Anaspure, Aditi Sarangadhar and Madhura Velankar are also starring this movie. I had done ‘Matichya Chuli’ with her and the second one is ‘Yancha Kahi Nem Nahi’ which is directed by Kedar Shinde. Jeman Wadkar, Resham Tipnis are featuring this movie. Bharat Jadhav and Siddharth Jadhav are also working in this movie. Before this, we had done ‘Majha navara tujhi bayako’. It was a great comedy movie.

Are you going to direct any movie individually?
After working as associate director I’ve directed one movie individually and independently. The name of the movie is ‘Saade Maade Teen’. Ashok Saraf, Bharat Jadhav, Makarand Anaspure, Amruta Khanavilkar, Sujata Joshi and Sukanya Kulkarni are featuring this movie. This movie is going to release in Diwali. And I hope that people will definitely enjoy this movie.



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