Senaman wants to get into Bollywood now
After producing a Marathi film Rege, Akshay Bardapurkar wants to make a Hindi film now
Politician turned filmmaker Akshay Bardapurkar was one of the producers on the film Rege directed by Abhijit Panse in 2014. The film won several awards and Bardapurkar and Panse took their friendship from a political level in the Shiv Sena and combined on the film.
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 says.
Not many are aware that Bardapurkar is also a writer and he is penning a romantic script himself. “It is going to be one of the most unforgettable romance tales of the century,” he promises.
Bardapurkar, a Ruia college graduate from Mumbai was attracted by the glimmer of live events and went on to school at an event management college called EMDI, went to London for a diploma in event management and brand marketing and went on to manage several celebrities from singer Abhijeet Sawant to many others.
“I was literally in Sawant heaven at that time,” he guffaws light heartedly. And soon there was a paradigm shift in his work. “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,” says Bardapurkar.
But then politics beckoned and Akshay slowly left his Pak connection to lead the Maharashtra Chitrapat and Television Sena (MCTS) and then became the General Secretary of the Shiv Sena Chitrapat Sena – the cine wings of the political party – Shiv Sena.
“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,” he says.