Smita Thackarey mulls film on father in law


MUMBAI: Producer Smita Thackarey is kicked about her next production, Kaise Kahein, which will release next week. A youth oriented story, it stars newbies Rajveer Dutt and Neha Jhulka.

What’s more, Thackarey is also mulling over a film on her father-in-law Bal Thackarey. She adds, “Once, I told him to tell me about the incidents in his life on which I could make a movie.” So is she seriously planning a film on him? “Yes, I would love to. I don’t know when, but I will make one. Everyone knows him as a political figure; I’ll project the true Balasaheb Thackarey.”

Says Thackarey, “After doing two comedy films, (Haseena Maan Jayengi and Sandwich), I wanted to test another genre. Mohit Hussein (director) came up with a brilliant script of how love gets sidelined when career becomes priority. And this is to be seen among the youth today, so everyone will be able to relate to it.”

On being asked about making a film on politics, she says, “It’s more of dirty politics today. It has not inspired me as yet.” 

About Ram Gopal Verma’s Sarrkar, the movie based on Balasaheb Thackarey’s life, she feels the character was not even remotely similarly to her father-in-law. “Except for a few incidents, there was nothing similar between the character and him. For that matter, even the other members of my family had no resemblance with the characters. I think it was more of a media hype, which was an added advantage for the film maker.”