Following Aamir’s cue

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 May 2018 10:30:48


Priyanka Chopra’s next Marathi production Paani, directed by actor- filmmaker Adinath Kothare that went on floors on May 10 has a very interesting story behind its making.

Paani is based on the real life story of Hanumant Kendre from Nagdarwadi village in the Nanded district and Adinath got to know of him while watching Hanumant on Aamir Khan’s show, Satyamave Jayate.

“I was really moved once I heard about his struggle, during his interview. His water harvesting initiative and relentless effort to save his village was awe inspiring and I just knew that I had to share his story with the world. I was sure that if a global issue such as this would be portrayed in an art form, people won’t just understand it but would also connect with it,” says Adinathv Kothare then left no stone unturned in trying to get intouch with Hanumant Kendre who was not easily traceable.

He asserts “I then got the number of the police station In-charge of the village and finally connected with Hanumant. I called him for an interview and that’s how the journey began four years ago.”

Writer, Nitin Dixit, was entrusted with the script. Once the script was ready, Rashmi Kulkarni, Creative Producer at Purple Pebble Pictures got Priyanka Chopra and her Mother Madhu Chopra involved in it.
“They have been immensely supportive. They believed in the story and the vision of a first time director. Priyanka makes the time to give her feedback is great,”shares Adinath Kothare.