MUMBAI—After producing director Abhijit Panse’s 2014 Marathi film “Rege,” Akshay Bardapurkar now wants to make a Hindi film. The politician-turned-filmmaker and Panse took their friendship from a political level in the Shiv Sena to cinema with “Rege” that won several awards.
Bardapurkar is now gung-ho on moving ahead. “I had a liver condition which prevented me from going ahead with my plans, but now I am back and working on my Hindi film,” he said in a statement.
Bardapurkar, who is also a writer, is penning a romantic script for his Bollywood venture. “It is going to be one of the most unforgettable romance tales of the century,” he added.
Bardapurkar, who was formerly into brand marketing, event and celebrity management, said he lost connections with the entertainment industry when politics beckoned.
“I went on to do live events too. I also got several artistes from Pakistan to perform in India – notably Strings with whom I shared stage several times,” he recalled.
However, in his role as the General Secretary of the Shiv Sena Chitrapat Sena, the cine wings of Shiv Sena, he said he had dealt with many issues of the regional film industry.
“I had taken up several issues for the Marathi film industry and the Marathi actors and now having done a certain bit for Marathi cinema, I want to make a Hindi film as well.”