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Lata Kare’s husband Bhagwan succumbs to COVID-19

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Published May 7, 2021, 12:30 am IST
Updated May 7, 2021, 12:30 am IST
The sequel to the National Award winning film, Lata Bhagwan Kare, is now put on hold
Lata and Bhagwan Kate
 Lata and Bhagwan Kate

After winning the National Award recently (special mention category) for his 2020 Marathi film Lata Bhagwan Kare, director Naveen Deshaboina was all geared to make a sequel, titled Marathon, on the 60-year-old woman who won a marathon to earn money for her husband, Bhagwan Kare’s medical expenses.
But a couple of days ago, Bhagwan Kare passed away, leaving the film unit in shock.

Lata had played herself in the first part, and so had Bhagwan. Just when the real-life couple was all set for an encore in the sequel, the 72-year-old succumbed to Covid-19. “Lataji was literally inconsolable when I spoke to her on Thursday,” says director Naveen.

 

“Bhagwanji’s keenness to learn was a great quality that inspired me,” says the director, revealing that the septuagenarian had been learning Telugu for the sequel.