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Hindi remake of Kaksparsh will have Amitabh Bachchan in lead

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MUMBAI: Just last month it was announced that Amitabh Bachchan would play the role of an aging Shakespearean actor in the on-screen adaptation of Natsamrat, MaheshManjrekar’s literary masterpiece in Marathi.

And now comes the news that Manjrekar is all set to roll his remake of his latest Marathi project Kaksparsh, soon with Bachchan playing the part that Sachin Khedekar had essayed of the fiercely protective patriarch.

The film is about a young widow’s fight for her individual space in which she is helped by her dead husband’s elder brother.

The remake of the film will be shot in the same village in Konkan where the original was shot.

Said Manjrekar, “The film has to be shot in the Konkan village. I want to preserve the flavour and mood of the story. Amitji is the only actor who can do justice to the role of the patriarch who fights for the young widow’s rights.”

Ketaki Mategaonkar and Priya Bapat play the character of the widow at different stages in the original. “As for finding the right actors to play the part, I am sure we’ll find them. It was difficult to find capable actors even in Kaksparsh but we did it,” added Manjrekar.

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