It has been seven months since the cinemas in India went dark due to the prolonged shutdown because of coronavirus outbreak. However, things are easing out gradually and cinemas in certain parts of the country have started functioning from October 15 with having smaller audiences. An interesting thing to note is that no new films are releasing but the old films are being screened in the cinema halls to check the occupancy of the public. Soham Pawaskar who is making his acting debut in Marathi film ‘Rajmudra’ is hopeful that India will flatten the curve of COVID-19 which is what the entertainment industry is waiting for.
With films being postponed to no known dates, the release of many films is happening directly on the OTT platforms. While OTT is a good platform but it again depends on the content and magnitude of the film as to where it should be released. Soham who is leaving no stone unturned for his debut film wants it to release on the big screen. Speaking about the same, he said, “If the film that is meant for a cinematic experience, it should get a theatrical release. I recently prepped for some hardcore bike action sequences for the film and since it is my first film, I am hopeful it will release in theatres as and when things get back to normal.” He further stated that no matter what the platform is, the main goal is to let the film reach till the audience.
For the action scenes in the film, Soham took special training by a team of stuntmen. It has been a dream come true for Pawaskar who is all set to impress people with his acting. With a theatre background, he has earlier done several short films after which he decided to venture into the mainstream cinema. In ‘Rajmudra’, his character is of a happy-go-lucky guy and the film is about the story of today’s youth and their love for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Pawaskar had earlier revealed that to prepare for his character, he read literature and historical books about the Maratha king.
The talented actor who was once a social media marketer and an artist manager began his journey after building strong ties with artists, directors and producers. With the theatres and cinema halls being hampered severely due to the pandemic, Soham Pawaskar is sure that new films will release by the next year. For his first flick, our best wishes are with him and may he leave the audience impressed with his performance. “Let’s wait for the right time and we are sure that we all will triumph over this epidemic”, stated the actor.