Husband of an extremely talented Bollywood actress Kajol, whose mother tongue is Marathi, as she is a daughter of a very famous yesteryear’s actress Tanuja; who, in turn is the daughter of vintage actress Shobhana Samarth, ( that’s more than enough marathi connection) for popular and successful Bollywood actor, Ajay Devgn. Now, he is furthering his Marathi connection by presenting a new Marathi movie, ‘Vitti Dandu’, which is being produced by Leena Deore.
“I have worked with Vikas Kadam and know him for years. When he narrated this story to me, I just loved it and immediately decided to be part of this film. We could easily have played safe by producing a rom-com, action or a comedy film. But, I genuinely wanted to be part of this content driven film.” reiterated Ajay Devgn, while talking to media at a press conference of Viti Dandu.
Vikas Kadam, who has written the story as well as screenplay of the film said “More than two years have been invested by all of us, as the time span of this film is pre to post independence. Also this being a period film, location hunting, casting, pre and post production, shooting etc. was an intricate process.” When asked about too many children’s films hitting theatres around this time, the director of the movie, Ganesh Kadam opined, “Though one of the major characters is a small child, all other artists have an equal footage in the film.” Producer Leena Deore said that it’s her first production and that her banner Rajradha movies is extremely elated to be associated with Ajay Devgn Films. The makers thanked media for the suggestion, to be part of Goa film festival as they did not give a thought to this aspect earlier.
Vitti Dandu is co-produced by Praveen Patil. Dialogues are by Abhiram Bhadkamkar, and lyrics are written by Shrirang Godbole, Manvel Gaikwad, Aashay Parab, Hrishikesh Paranjape. Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Meghna Mishra, Udesh Umap, Pandharinath (Paddy) Kamble etc have lent their voices to the music of Santosh Mulekar. Cast includes Dilip Prabhavalkar, Yatin Karyekar, Ashok Samarth, Ravindra Mankani, Nishant Bhavsar, Vikas Kadam, Shubhankar Atre, Radhika Deore, Mrunal Thakur, Uday Deshmukh, Gauhar Khan.
The film is set to release on 21st November’14 all over Maharashtra.