Exclusive : Ranjan’s Yash Kulkarni Speaks With MegaMarathi
There is more to the forthcoming February 17 release of Marathi film ‘Ranjan’ than just awesome singing by Ajay Gogavale. While ‘Lagira Zala Ji‘ has become a rage on social media, the film is also making the round for its social message as well as the leading pair of Yash Sanjay Kulkarni and Gauri Suhas Kulkarni, who play the chief protagonists of the film that deals with teenage love.
Interestingly, director Prakash Janardhan Pawar, Associate director Amira Mam and producer Ravindra Kailas Harpale, have decided to cast two teenager debutants — Yash and Gauri — to play the roles of the lovers.
While Yash is 16 and studies in Class IX in City High School, Sangli, Gauri too is all of 16, and studies science in Class XI from Bhausaheb Firodiya High School, in Ahmednagar.
MegaMarathi caught up with the two hot debutants for a tete-a-tete with them about their experience of working in Ranjan and their debut.
Here’s what Yash told us about his debut and experience of shooting for the big screen.
- MegaMarathi : Could you tell us about yourself? Something that your fans as well as those who are eagerly awaiting Ranjan’s release would love to know?
Yash Kulkarni : I was always interested in acting and would often participate in school’s social gatherings and in plays. My uncle Nitin Dikshit, who was the writer-director for Marathi film Avatarachi Goshta, gave me my first break in the film. I played Manglya’s role in the film.
For this role I was awarded the best child co-actor at the Kalyan Film Festival, Infa Awards, Sahyadri Cine Awards, and was nominated for the role of best child co-actor at Zee Gaurav.
- MegaMarathi : How did you land up in Ranjan?
Yash Kulkarni : Prakash Sir (Ranjan’s director Prakash Janardhan Pawar) saw my role in ‘Avatarachi Goshta’ and had liked my role. He wanted a fresh face for Ranjan and when Somnath Vaishnav, who was in the production team of Avatarachi Goshta, gave him my number he called me and asked me to meet him for an audition.
Fortunately, he liked my audition and Prakash Sir selected me for the film’s lead role. I am very thankful to Prakash Sir for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.
- MegaMarathi : How was it working for Ranjan?
Yash Kulkarni : It was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed shooting for the film and got an opportunity to work with senior actors in the industry. I have just begun my film career and I have to learn a lot to establish myself in the industry. I am sure with blessings of people like Prakash Sir and Harpale Sir and all the senior artistes who helped me in this industry till today I will be able to make a mark.
- MegaMarathi: Give us some solid reasons why you would want people to see Ranjan?
Yash Kulkarni : Ranjan offers a very different but unique perspective of how society looks at teenagers and children. The film also offers a solid social message.
Let me not reveal more about Ranjan; instead I will rather request all the readers and their family to come and watch Ranjan at the nearest theatre near them.
- MegaMarathi team heartily wishes to Yash and entire Ranjan team for grand success.
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