Known for his notable performances in many award winning Marathi films, Arun Nalawade is basically a stage actor. Till now, he has worked in all the three areas of acting. However, he came into limelight through his most important central character of a grandfather, in the National Award winning film ‘Shwaas’. Thereafter, we have seen him in other award winning films like ‘Anumati’, ’Samarthya’ and ‘Taani’ where he has portrayed a variety of characters. At present, he has reached every Maharashtrian household through his performance in ongoing Marathi serial ‘Ka Re Durava’.
ZEE Talkies met Arun Nalawade during the first look of his forthcoming Marathi film ‘Te Don Diwas’. And, the versatile actor spoke about his forthcoming projects and his views on Marathi films.
“I agreed to do ‘Te Don Diwas’, because I found the story of this film, very interesting,” he said, when asked about this film. Arun has always been part of sensible films and two of his forthcoming films are based on social issues. Through ‘Blackboard’, he plays a protagonist, who fights against commercialization of educational institutes which exploit the parents in the name of offering better education to their children.
Then, he is also playing an equally important role in ‘Warsaa’, a film which is based on rehabilitating the children of prostitutes, by providing them good education. “This film has an universal appeal and is inspired by the good work done in this field, by well known social worker, Bhausaheb Ingole,” tells Mr. Nalawade.
He is also making his own film ‘Haak’, which is based on the most relevant subject of today, revolving around three generations. Veteran film maker Raj Dutt, is also part of this film. But, Mr. Nalawade, seemed to be upset about the import of music in Marathi films from Bollywood. “I just don’t like this Bollywood style of music in Marathi films. There is no original Marathi flavour in it. Can we not have our own Marathi style of music in our films? Today, Marathi cinema is progressing worldwide, only because of good scripts,” he concludes.