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The comedy went on the floors on Jan 15; blends South Indian and Maharashtrian cultures
Avinash Lohana (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 18, 2017)
After seamlessly making the transition from Desi Girl to Hollywood star, Priyanka Chopra seems to have found her groove as a filmmaker too. After the Bhojpuri film Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kashi, Ventilator in Marathi, Sarvann in Punjabi, and the recently announced Sikkimese-Nepalese movie titled Paua (Guest), the 34-year-old actress’s second Marathi film, Kay Re Rascalaa, quietly went on the floors on January 15. It is being directed by I Giridharan who was the Director of Photography (DoP) of Marathi films like Mee Aani U (2013) and Well Done Bhalya (2016).
Kunickaa Sadanand, PeeCee’s associate producer, told Mirror that Giridharan had approached her with a role in the film. “I liked the script so much that I shared it with Madhuji, (Priyanka’s mum, Madhu Chopra) and we decided to produce it after Priyanka gave her nod. It’s an entertaining comedy which blends Maharashtrian and South Indian cultures, hence the title Kay Re Rascalaa,” she explains.
The shoot is currently underway in Mumbai and will shift to either Kolhapur or Solapur in February for the second schedule. Popular Marathi actors Supriya Pathare, Gaurav Ghatnekar, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, Akshar Kothari, Bhagyashree Mothe, Aishwarya Sunar, Shrikant Mhase, Nihar Gite and Nagesh Bhonsle feature in the film.
Besides making a special appearance in her debut Marathi production, the Rajesh Mapuskar-directed Ventilator, Priyanka had also lent her voice to a song titled “Baba”. Will she be doing something similar for Kay Re Rascalaa? “In Ventilator there was a role which required an actress but this film doesn’t. That said, Priyanka is our lucky charm, so she will do something but what it will be will depend on her availability,” Kunickaa concludes.