Jitendra Joshi pitches idea of public cinema halls

Posted on Sep 13 2012 - 12:46pm by Shailesh Narwade

Actor Jitendra Joshi says he would like to develop public cinema halls, if possible. When Rang Marathi wanted to know the one thing he would like to do to uplift Marathi cinema, if given powers, Jitendra said, “I would like to build public cinema halls so that maximum number of common people could watch movie at lowest and affordable ticket prices,” the versatile actor said.

Jitendra, who played lead roles in recently released Kutumb and Tukaram and also portrayed prominent characters in Shala, Bhartiya and Matter, observed, “Marathi cinema is offering a very good range of subjects these days. Good filmmakers and producers are being attracted to Marathi films. The budget of Marathi films has gone well above crores of rupees. The number of shows in cinema halls as well as the success rate of films has also increased.”

He said he enjoyed doing Kutumb as it was a very good role. He got the opportunity to work with some good actors like Siddharth Jadhav and Veena Jamkar. Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar had seen Jitendra’s performance in a play titled Hamidabai Chi Kothi and liked it so much that he offered him Kutumb, the actor informed.