Mahesh Manjrekar: If my son tells me that he is in a gay relationship, I will accept it – Exclusive!

Mahesh Manjrekar has a slew of initiatives lined up in his kitty. Other than engaged on ‘Purana Furnishings’ with Naseeruddin Shah, he’s additionally taking care of the post-production of his Marathi movie ‘Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat’ starring Akshay Kumar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He has additionally introduced a brand new net collection titled ‘Eka Kaaleche Mani’.
In an unique dialog with ETimes, he opened up in regards to the challenges he confronted whereas bringing Prashant Damleand the remainder of the forged on board.He additionally spoke on how progressive Marathi audiences are, how he too is open about accepting ahomosexual relationship in his household.
“It’s a enjoyable net collection by JioCinema that may be seen by everybody within the household. It is a present a couple of household named Kale and the conditions of their home when totally different folks come into their lives. Now we have not tried to make it a slapstick comedy, however no matter occurs within the present may be very situational, so the viewers can relate to the enjoyable that the household had,” Manjrekar mentioned when requested in regards to the present.
Prashant Damle made his OTT debut with this collection, and it was a win-win scenario for the staff when the actor agreed to do that present, mentioned Mahesh. He additionally spoke about bringing collectively an ensemble forged: “Luckily, I used to be fairly fortunate for this undertaking, and the largest catch was Prashant Damle, as everyone is aware of that Prashant has been doing theatre on a regular basis. He’s one actor for whom I’ve actually nice respect as a result of, very purposefully, he determined to focus on theatre, which was a really tough factor. As a result of there’s some huge cash for doing net reveals and movies, this one actor stayed away from it and mentioned that he wished to proceed doing theatre, particularly when theatres had been going by way of a really laborious time. However Prashant caught to his resolution. So getting him out of that and doing this present was very tough for me. Nevertheless, half the battle was received after we received him on board, after which we received Vandana Gupte, Vishakha Subedar, and Sameer Chaugule,” shared Mahesh.
Because the present additionally discusses homosexual relationships, we requested the filmmaker whether or not the Marathi viewers is able to watch such content material. To which he defined, “Why can we underestimate the Marathi viewers? They’re clever, sensible, well-read, and progressive sufficient to grasp it. They know what is occurring round them in society. I feel it is silly to say this. In actual fact, much more experiments have occurred in Marathi movies than wherever else. So I feel they’re prepared for it. I feel we’re operating away from the reality. Because of social media and the web, individuals are conscious of how progressive everybody has been to this point, and we should always settle for and respect each relationship.”
He additional added, “There have been instances when folks weren’t prepared to just accept these relationships, and so many suicide instances passed off as a result of this difficulty. However as we speak the acceptance ranges are excessive. At the moment, if my son comes and tells me that he’s in a homosexual relationship, I’ll settle for it as a result of that’s his selection and his life. Let him dwell the best way he desires to. Even when my daughter says so, I’ll settle for the actual fact.”

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