Sharad Kelkar: Darbaan is a story about relationships and sacrifice


Honestly, I have been waiting for such a film. But now we have more opportunities and better options. Then after 15 years, he called me and said that he is making a film after a gap of 7-8 years and asked if I will be a part of it. Firstly, it is the content of the film. In some ways. If the content needs an intimate scene to take the story forward, then fine. It is not right to do it unnecessarily. “Darbaan is a very different film from whatever suspense thrillers you have been watching these days. It can be watched with family. Bipin has beautifully portrayed human emotions here. Sharad Kelkar in a still from Darbaan. This also was a breather for me since I was only doing either negative roles or films in the south. Now it is releasing on an OTT platform after so long. People sitting for censorship should watch the entire content and not decide based on just one scene. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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sharad Kelkar So, it was great to be called by a National Award-winning filmmaker for his film. There was only one medium left to come under censorship, and if you do it there as well, the writing will suffer a lot. Written by Arushi Jain
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December 2, 2020 8:29:02 pm

Sharad Kelkar starrer Darbaan starts streaming on ZEE5 on December 4. Darbaan starts streaming on ZEE5 on December 4. We have a variety of roles now. Earlier, a lot was put at risk. There were no content-driven films. We shot the film a few years ago when all the ugly commercial films and masala films were being made. What is it about Darbaan that will appeal to the audience? So, this was a breather for us as actors. Nowadays, we are used to watching suspense thrillers or stories of gangsters. When he narrated the film, I felt my part was so nicely written. You have worked with Bipin on the National Award-winning film Uttarayan. How was the wait for you?https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
The wait has been crazy. How was it collaborating with him again? Sharib Hashmi, who is 40, has played the role of a 60-year-old man and has done full justice to it,” says Kelkar as he talks about Darbaan. When OTT was not there, every actor’s monetary value was calculated. Now that Indian content has undergone a huge transformation, how do you feel when you finally get to showcase your craft and be recognised for it in return as well? I auditioned for one of the ads Bipin was making and after a few days, he called me and said he is making a film and asked me to be a part of it. You can do certification maybe, why only 18+ content, there should be a 21+ content disclaimer as well. We were only doing action thrillers, and we wanted to do something emotional, beautiful and loveable. I felt, first, it is my duty to do it since he gave me my first movie. Also, Bipin has written the film so well that it was so easy to perform it. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Also, the audience has got a variety of content, and they have a choice to reject what they do not like. However, there are times when it is only there to grab eyeballs and lure the audience, so there censorship is required. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Also, the music of the film is so melodious that it is the USP of the film. But now a person’s talent is calculated. Having said that, I also feel India has a lot of pseudo people who abuse at home in front of their children, but watching it on TV is unacceptable. Here, he plays the good-hearted Anukool who forms a strong bond with his caretaker Raicharan (Sharib Hashmi). For character actors like us, we have a chance to experiment now. That’s how Uttrayan happened. The film focuses on their friendship which stays unaffected by their social status and caste. When I came to Bombay in 2003, I was a lanky fellow of 70 kgs who was going door to door for auditions. Here are excerpts from the conversation:
Darbaan was supposed to release in April. But, Darbaan is a story about relationships, love and sacrifice. (Photo: Sharad Kelkar/Instagram)Sharad Kelkar, who was last seen as a transgender person in Laxmii, is all set to feature in an entirely different role in Bipin Nadkarni’s ZEE5 film Darbaan. There has to be some censorship and it needs to be done thoughtfully. Do you think it’s fair? It was recently announced that OTT platforms will now come under the purview of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.