Adv Samruddhi Porey’s ambitious film Dr Prakash Baba Amte is all set to hit the screens in a couple of days on 10 October 2014. Among the much-awaited Marathi films, it’s a biopic on Dr Prakash Amte, who has been played on the celluloid by none other than Nana Patekar.
The film also features Sonali Kulkarni as Dr Manda Amte and veteran actor Mohan Agashe as Baba Amte. The roles of younger Prakash and Manda Amte have been played by Sushant Kakade and Tejashree Pradhan respectively.
Talking exclusively to Rang Marathi, actor Sushant Kakade termed the film as a big break for him. “I’ve always been an admirer of Dr Prakash Amte, and playing him on the screen is like a big achievement,” Sushant admitted.
Interestingly, Sushant Kakade had auditioned for a police inspector’s role in Dr Prakash Baba Amte. But Nana Patekar saw the audition and recommended him to play his younger part.
“It was a dream come true that I got an opportunity to work with Nana Patekar, Mohan Agashe and Sonali Kulkarni. Though I didn’t share screen with Nana Patekar as I play the same role; I learned a lot while working with Mohan Agashe and Tejashree Pradhan. That experience was very helpful in developing me as an actor and as a human being too,” Sushant informed.
Sushant also feels privileged to have worked with National Award winning director Adv Samruddhi Porey. He praised her for making a film on this subject, putting money on it and also for casting Nana Patekar for playing the lead role. “I think it all was very difficult, but Samruddhi Porey did it,” he said, and added that it was a brilliant experience working with her.
Sushant Kakade will also be seen in a cameo in Ajit Devle’s Marathi film Aashiyana, which is scheduled to release on 31 October 2014. He also has a film titled Anurag with actress Purvi Bhave that would be releasing in December this year.
When asked as why people should watch Dr Prakash Baba Amte, Sushant Kakade said, “Because the film makes us realize as how selfish lives we are leading. It’s the true story of Dr Prakash Amte, an MBBS from a rich family who gives up everything from a luxurious life to a lucrative career, and dedicates his life to the service of poor and needy in Hemalkasa. He is the real hero!” he said.