Padmini Kolhapure opens up about her son Priyank's debut

Padmini Kolhapure's son will make his debut with Ravi Kishan's daughter.

Mumbai: Veteran actress Padmini Kolhapure is on cloud nine as her son Priyank Sharma’s launch pad film Sab Kushal Mangal finally goes on floors in Ranchi.

Padmini says, “I was super excited but the feeling actually hit me on the first day of the shoot. On the first day of the shoot, I broke into tears. I was living what my parents lived when I made my debut. It is a surreal feeling to see your child growing and being independent.”

Ravi Kishan’s daughter Riva Shukla will be seen with Priyank Sharma in the film. More than anything else Padmini is excited that Priyank is not making his debut under his own banner.

Padmini says, “When Priyank was supposed to be launched, we were often asked if it’s going to be a home production. I am so glad that it didn’t happen that way because it is never the same when you produce a film for your own son. It is definitely not the same. I am glad the film is produced by someone like Nitin Manmohan… he is backing his daughter Prachi.” Talking about the film she says, “It’s a quirky comedy film and it’s very earthy as well. It’s based in Ranchi. It’s not a crass comedy but something that Indian audience would love to watch. It also has Akshaye Khanna in the film.”

So, will we see Padmini in a special appearance in the film? “I have no idea what these people will come up with... So, you never know. I will be more than excited to be part of it,” says the veteran actress.

Coming from a filmy background, it could be more difficult for Priyank to prove himself. However, Padmini has a different take on this.

“It is going to be more challenging for him because there will be a lot of expectation but thankfully I don’t think he will be compared to me much. If it was my daughter then there was scope for comparison. If he was a male actor’s son then it would be difficult for him. Also, today it is challenging for any newcomer. You have to give your 200 per cent now,” says the 53-year-old actress.

Meanwhile, Padmini will also be seen in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat.

She says, “It feels great to be playing a Mahara-shtrian because my fans often ask me when will they get to see me playing a Maharashtrian. After a long time, I am excited about a film. The entire experience of period drama wearing that jewellery and outfit is amazing. I am almost done with my part. I am playing Gopikabai in the film.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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