Sachin Pilgaonkar in & as Khansaheb in Katyar Kaljat Ghusali
He started his career as a child actor in Marathi film Ha majha Marg Ekla and won the National award for the same and after that he never looked back. He is an ace actor, brilliant director, successful producer and joyous singer Sachin Pilgaonkar. And after his glorious 53 years career the actor is all set to play feisty Khansaheb in Essel Vision’s upcoming film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali. Sachin Pilgaonkar will have the company of renowned singer Shankar Mahadevan as he is playing Pandit Bhanushankarji in Subodh Bhave’s musical drama. This diwali Essel Vision is all set to bring the legendary play of Marathi stage Katyar Kaljat Ghusali to the silver screen.
After giving numerous blockbusters in Marathi cinema and playing diversities roles in bollywood the actor is now equipped to play Khansaheb. In the spam of five decades, Sachin has worked in more than 200 films. The audience is more used to be seen him as a good guy or even a hero in his earlier films, the character of Khansaheb will indisputably surprise audience and it will be surely exquisite treat to watch him. We will see him in completely new look and new form for this mega project. Film will also introduce acclaimed actress Sakshi Tanwar as Nabila, Khansaheb’s wife.
Sachin Pilgaonkar confessed, when Subodh approached him for the role of legendary Khansaheb he was absolutely thrilled. In his 53 years of career he has done variety of roles in Hindi films as well as in Marathi films but portraying Khansaheb was special. Maestro Vasantrao Deshpande has essayed Khansaheb in original play so it was challenging too. The character of Khansaheb has so many sheds display. The transformation of Khansaheb from a high quality ‘Simple’ singer to a highly egoistic ‘Royal’ singer is surely a story to be watched not to be told he adds with a smile.
Katyar is an adaptation of a marathi musical play Katyar Kaljat Ghusli. In original play Khansaheb was played by maestro Vasantrao Deshpande. Katyar is a magnum opus musical with a whopping 21 songs. Shankar Ehsaan Loy, who is working for the first time in Marathi have revisited the original songs by Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki as well composed new tunes for the film. Sur Niraagas Ho, a devotional song sung by Shankar is hitting charts all over; From Bollywood’s angry young man Amitabh Bachcahan to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has praised the singer. This is not all, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sonu Nigam, Vishal Dadlani, Shaan, Shekhar Ravjiani has also took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and praised the singer for singing this Ganpati song.
The music of the film is recreated by Indian trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy and movie is directed by Subodh Bhave. The Musical Drama is produced by Essel Visions and Shri Ganesh Marketing and Films. The star cast of this movie comprises of Shankar Mahadevan, Sakshi Tanwar, Subodh Bhave, Mrunmayee Deshpande and Amruta Khanvilkar. The movie would be released all over Maharashtra on November 13.