Film maker Samrruddhi Porey, was speechless for a while, during the Lamp lighting ceremony of her film's premiere at Plaza Cinema on Thursday evening. Watching the elite crowd comprising of some foreign guests applauding her from the balcony, she had to literally hold her breadth for a while. But, when she began, she was all praise for Urmila Kanetkar, the leading lady of her film 'Mala Aai Vhaychay' ( I want to be a Mother). "Initially, I wanted someone very similar to late Smita Patil, but when I saw Urmila's performance, I thought that I had found my Smita Patil in Urmila," remarked Ms. Porey.
Mr. Kiran Shantaram and film maker Mahesh Kothare, who were present as chief guests on the occasion, welcomed Samrruddhi to Marathi cinema calling her as a dynamic woman, who had shouldered many responsibilities together while making this film. They also praised the film, for having won so many awards before its official release. Ms. Stacy, who plays Mary, was also all praise for the film maker for imposing confidence in her, while shooting every scene. On this occasion, Samrruddhi showed a fine gesture by felicitating all the artistes, chief guests and her technical crew, by presenting them mementos. Also present on the occasion were Music director Ashok Patki, Sulbha Deshpande , Fulwa Khamkar, Vaishali Samant, Suchitra & Aadesh Bandekar and many foreign dignitories.