Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:03 am

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Rohit K Shetty: ‘We wanted a powerful actor and not just a known face for ‘What About Savarkar?’ lead role’

Usually, when a filmmaker plans a film, known actors are at the top of the list when it comes to casting for the lead roles, but upcoming film ‘What About Savarkar?’ will have newbie Shrikant Bhide playing the protagonist Abhimaan Marathe.

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Talking about casting Bhide, presenter Rohit K Shetty said,

“Though we have a few well-known actors like Sharad Ponkshe, Avinash Narkar and Atul Todankar in the film, we decided to cast Bhide in the lead role as he is an accomplished theater artiste and we wanted a powerful actor and not just a known face. It is usually seen that big actors often work on multiple projects at a time and have their own whims and fancies while shooting for a film and we wanted to avoid all such issues. I must say that Bhide has done complete justice to his role and I am planning to cast him in one of my upcoming films too.”

Scripted by Nitin Gawade, ‘What About Savarkar?’, which has been directed by Rupesh Katare and Nitin Gawde, stars Shrikant Bhide, Avinash Narkar, Atul Todankar and Sara Shravan in prominent roles. The film is slated to release on April 17.