What is world class drama, what is acting is known by watching Marathi drama. Whatever the government so far, it has stood firm behind the theater sector. We will try to live up to these expectations,’ Minister of Cultural Affairs Amit Deshmukh testified at the 500th anniversary rehearsal of the play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudchi Goshta’. The 500th performance of the play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudchi Goshta’ took place at Dinanath Natyagriha with a packed crowd. Many dignitaries including veteran actors Ashok Saraf, Riteish Deshmukh, veteran musicians Ashok Patki, Sanjay Mone, Ashish Shelar were present for the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion of the festival rehearsal of the play ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudchi Goshta’ produced by ‘Prashant Damle Fan Foundation’ and ‘Gauri Theatres’ and published by ‘Sargam’, producer and actor Prashant Damle evoked his theatrical memories. “I wanted to work in Marathi drama from the beginning. I first sang in ‘Tourtour’ in 1983; then I realized my voice is good. Then in 1985 I sang Moruchi Mavshihna in the play. I sang in many plays under Ashok Patki’s musical direction. Before I became an actor, I wanted to be a singer. So all my attention was on the song,” he said. The backstage artists who have been with me since 1992 continue to work with the same vigor. Mangesh Kambli was An important person to me is no longer with us. When I became a producer, Mangesh Kambli strongly supported me. His motto was not to stop the experiment no matter how many difficulties arise. So he is always on my mind. Similarly, Vinay Yedekar is also available when there is a problem. We want the government and corporation to provide the same help until December 2023. We playwrights or artists work very hard. Prashant Damle hopes that we will be happy even if we receive You get so much help from the government. Veteran actor Ashok Saraf was congratulated by Minister of Cultural Affairs Amit Deshmukh on the occasion of his 75th birthday and 50 years of career. All those involved in the work were honored.