Raqesh Bapat opened up about his experience of working in both Marathi film industry and Bollywood, the actor revealed Marathi Cinema made him a better actor.
Raqesh Bapat is one of the most talented actors in the Indian TV industry. Raqesh started his career with a toothpaste advertisement. The small commercial was so good that it landed him the Bollywood film ‘Tum Bin’ in 2001. From 2001 to 2012, the actor was seen in various Hindi and Marathi films, where he played supporting roles.
Along with working in films, he made his television debut in 2005 with the Zee TV show ‘Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar’. The actor then also went on to work in few Marathi movies and won hearts with his charm. With experince of working in both Marathi and Hindi film industry and actor has gained immense love from both the audience and also has a bit knowledge about the same.
In a recent interview with Times Of India, Raqesh revealed what he understands about both the popular film industries in India and what makes them different from each other. Raqesh Bapat told: “Though regional cinema has put India on the world map through some outstanding work, it is not the same as a Hindi movie normally functions. A Marathi film helmed by a good production house will not be backed by a budget more than an average Bollywood movie. The major differentiating factor between the two is the production value. Here, it is imperative that the story is the hero.” Also Read: Arjun Kapoor Reacts After Varun Dhawan Calls On Him ‘Shaukeen Aadmi’ On Koffee With Karan 7
He further added, “When you have more money involved, there are techniques, various camera angles, quality of technicians and types of equipment and a very skilled edit team that comes together and collectively packages the movie well. Bollywood can afford to show opulence. Whereas regional cinema is story driven. The audience who come to watch, come from a love for literature and culture. It is not the same.” Also Read: Bigg Boss 16 Contestants: Prakruti Mishra To Be Part Of Salman’s Show, Check Out Controversies She Had
The actor who has also worked on Hindi Television for quite sometime revealed those daily-soaps gave him a lot of fame but Marathi cinema helped him focus on his acting more. “Having said that, Hindi television has given me name, fame and helped me reach people far and wide, also in the innermost corners of India through my daily soap, but Marathi cinema has made me a better actor, it helps me focus on my acting. Before the movie hits the floor, there are rigorous workshops, as an actor it helps me deliver my part with precision, they say you can’t lie to the camera.” He told
The Bigg Boss 15 fame later conclude that Marathi is home to him whereas Hindi film industry has given him mass love, “This journey has been satisfying and I’m only grateful to be able to do both. They are two completely different worlds with limitless opportunities. Marathi is closer home and Hindi is something that has given me mass love. I can never just settle with one”. Also Read: The Best Of Divya Khosla Kumar’s Style Statement
Meanwhile, talking about the wok front, he was last seen in Salman Khan led Bigg Boss 15. Raqesh was also in news for his relationship with actress Shamita Shetty, both met on Bigg Boss OTT and later fell in love. The two recently announced their breakup after dating for nearly 6 months.