Farhan Akhtar, who will be seen in a special appearance in Marathi film Porbazaar, agreed to be a part of the movie just after reading the script.
Manava Naik is making her debut as a director with Porbazaar, which deals with child trafficking. “We needed somebody who is a thinker. We needed an actor who spreads social awareness. We were looking for someone more than just an actor.” stated Manava Naik who is set to direct Porbazaar.
According to Manava, it was not a very difficult task to convince Farhan Akhtar. “We approached Farhan looking at the great work he has been doing. The content that he puts across through his movies represents my thinking too. When we approached him with the script he agreed to work on the film. He was impressed with the content and that’s why he agreed to work,” informed Manava, who has directed two short films prior to directing this feature.
Porbazaar stars Ankush Chaudhari, Sai Tamhankar, Chitra Nawathe, Swanand Kirkire, Chinmayee Sumeet, Prajakta Kulkarni, Swarangi Marathe and Satya Manjrekar.
Manava started her career in showbiz as an actress in popular shows on television shows like Special Squad and Baa Bahu Aur Baby‘. She also tried her luck in Bollywood with a small role in Jodhaa Akbar and later shifted to Marathi cinema.
“Acting was always a hobby for me. I have done all kinds of theatre and roles – right from children theatre to mainstream television. Direction was more like a conscious decision. I did two short films before directing Porbazaar.” stated Manava who is looking forward to her film getting a release.
Manava is looking for great support from the audience for her film and feels that with the kind of content the film has it would have a mass appeal.
“The film has a great content and it is entertaining too. We want more and more families to watch the film because of its content. It speaks about the necessity of security to your family. It is a sugar-coated pill,” she said.
Here’s wishing team Porbazaar all the best!!
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