Marathi film ‘Sairat‘ has set a new record of Rs.55 Crore business in its 3rd week run all over Maharashtra.and, this is certainly a big achievement for Marathi cinema. To celebrate this occasion, Zee Studios and film maker Nagraj Manjule had invited the special guests, all the artistes of the film and media persons on Saturday evening.
After announcing the figure about the business done during the past 17 days, Zee Studios spokesperson Kapil Ingole called upon director of the film Nagraj Manjule to the dais, to speak a few words on this occasion and he did oblige, thanking the people from Maharashtra and other places, wherever the film was shown, for their overwhelming response. “I was confident that the film would be appreciated; but, never thought that it would make such a big business.” he said. Mr. Manjule also thanked Mr. Nikhil Sane and Mr. Nitin Kini from Zee Studios for their timely support and also music directors Ajay Atul for providing superb music. Finally, he called all his main artistes and asked them to say few words and all of them obliged through their short speeches for a minute.
This was a big event for the artistes, who are from a village in Solapur. But, they were all simple dressed, giving an impression that they still believed in simple living and the glamour world of Mumbai had no effect on them. Among those, who came to wish the makers of this film and artistes , were director Ravi Jadhav, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Amruta Khanvilkar, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Sanjay Jadhav, Ankush Choudhari, Atul Kulkarni, Priya Aditya Sarpotdar Nanubhai Jaisinghani, Sachin Kundalkar , N.Chandra, Priya Marathe and others. Many more were expected to come. But, had not turned up till 11 pm.
After the function, there was a talk about Zee Studio’s next film. When we asked one of the Zee representative, he said, there was still time to think about their next film. But, he did give a hint that they may present Ajay Atul’s own production ‘Jaoo Dya Na Balasaheb’.