Bucket List actor Sumeet Raghavan: No Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan in Marathi cinema, content is the king


He says, although he is offered lot of projects both on television and in films, until and unless something exciting comes his way he doesn’t give his nod. 2018-05-19T10:25:02+05:30″>
Published: May 19, 2018 10:25:02 am

Sumeet Raghavan plays Madhuri Dixit’s husband in Bucket List. Casting Madhuri was like the trump card,” he said. “In Hindi cinema, there are actors who can make a dead film work. Related News
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The film directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay, is being presented by Karan Johar. When asked if he was ok with the focus being more on Madhuri, Sumeet says, “I or anyone of us never felt that we would be sidelined. You need a big name for this role and Madhuri fits the bill perfectly. The actor has been part of the industry for about 35 years, initially as a TV actor and later films. I was keen to know who was going to be the protagonist. “We don’t have a Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan or Aamir Khan. Obviously, first about the character, story, then the director and the team associated with it. I have stayed away from monotony or sub-standard work,” he adds. “She is a diva, she is gorgeous and at the same time she can look like a petite housewife. He is currently awaiting the release of his Marathi film Bucket List, that marks the debut of Madhuri in Marathi cinema. I have been very picky and choosy about my work. Sumeet was last seen in a Marathi film with Nana Patekar called Aapla Manus and in his next release, Bucket List, the actor is paired opposite Madhuri Dixit.