To pay a tribute to the great visionary actor, director and writer, Raja Paranjape, Pune hosts Raja Paranjape Festival and Tarunai Sanman every year. As the awards enter its fifth year, renowned personalities from the Marathi film fraternity got together last week to begin the festivities at Bharat Natya Mandir, Sadashiv Peth. Present among the prestigious celebrities were veteran actor, Rohini Hattangadi who ianugurated the event and presented the awards to the winners.
The winners of Raja Paranjape Tarunai Sanman were actor Swapnil Joshi for Duniyadari, Kishore Kadam for Fandry, director Mahesh Limaye for Yellow and Gauri Gadgil for her inspiring debut in Yellow. "This award is different from all the other awards, and it's an owner to be a part of such a prestigious ceremony, said Joshi, who was kicked about winning the award. At the event, they all took chances to share their experiences about their respective movies and the continuos appreciation from the audience. Rohini Hattangadi also shared her journey in cinema and how she never thought of becoming an actor.
To add a dash of vibrancy, the event saw Kathak performances on fusion tracks of Hariharan and poem recitation by Kishore Kadam which had the audinece in splits. The the star of the day, Gauri Gadgil, spoke about her inspiration, her mother and her journey from a national swimmer to becoming an actor.
As a part of the festival, screenings of some of the famous Marathi films will be held at the National Film Archive Of India, Prabhat Road till April 20.