Mumbai: Despite constantly badmouthing, chastising and thrashing North Indians for snatching jobs meant for the Marathi manoos, when it comes to business, MNS couldn’t agree more with their long lost North Indian brothers!
Apparently, Nanda Baviskar, wife of an MNS office bearer is producing a Bhojpuri flick – ‘Tridev’. Baviskar is the wife of the vice-president of Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Kamachari Sena (MNCKS), Satish Baviskar.
Not long ago, MNS workers damaged movie theatres for screening Bhojpuri films. However, Satish Baviskar sees no anomaly in the party`s ideology and his wife`s association with Bhojpuri cinema. Interestingly, he claims his wife is teaching entrepreneurship to Marathi manoos.
Talking to a daily, Baviskar reasoned, “What is wrong in producing a Bhojpuri film, when a Dubey, Chaubey or a Mishra can make Marathi films and mint money? Why can`t a Marathi man produce a Bhojpuri film, make profits and bring them to the state? The difference here is the North Indians make money here and send it to their home states, while Marathi manoos can make money from there and bring it to the state.”
Satish Baviskar himself has been associated with film production line from 1997 and has also produced another Bhojpuri film ‘Devar Bhabhi’.
“I have even written a letter to senior party leaders telling them to encourage Marathi manoos to produce Bhojpuri films to earn money and bring it to the state. I explained to them that just the way North Indians take money away from here, we can earn profits from them. I have also informed them that my wife is producing a film,” he said.
While MNS general-secretary Shirish Parkar said, “I have to discuss all aspects of the matter with my seniors in the party. Only then will I be able to comment,” MNS VP Vaagesh Saraswat added, “He (Baviskar) has informed the party about the production. It`s just business. Besides, the film is being produced by his wife, not him.”
‘Tridev’ will include Bhojpuri stars such as Pavan Singh, Nanda Shelar, Pavan Singh and Viraj Bhat. The film is expected to be released around Chhat.