"If I think of doing 'Natasamrat' on Big screen, it will be with Nana Patekar playing the title role," said film maker Mahesh Manjrekar in the past. Today, we see the chances of watching this film soon. Nana has given his nod for playing the role of Ganpat ( Appa) Belwalkar, which was done on stage by many popular veteran Marathi stage artistes.
Based on the tragic story in the life of a famous actor who was once conferred with the prestigious 'Natasamrat' award , the play in Marathi had received overwhelming response in the past. Now, it remains to be seen, how much of success the film receives in days to come. But, one thing is sure that Nana Patekar with his graceful voice and extra ordinary acting talent would certainly offer something different.
According to the latest reports, few changes will be made in the original story, to suit the requirements of the screenplay of the film. May be, few more characters will be added. But, all eyes would be on this new form of 'Natasamrat'. The other artistes of the film are yet to be finalized.