“Kaakan started off as a short film” says debutant director Kranti Redkar.

After being a successful star, what made you venture into direction?


By nature I am a very creative person and always looking out for something creative to do and so I had this idea in mind which I converted into a short film but in the process realized that the film had potential to be made into a full length feature film and luckily I got a good producer and I ventured into making ‘Kaakan‘ and the results will be out soon.
What is the film all about?


It’s a tragic love story on the theme akin to ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’ which is my favorite film and tragic love stories have always fascinated me and there is also a 12 year old boy who is akin to the lead protagonist in the film.
How did you cast for the film?


For the leading lady, I wanted a very Indian face and one who could dance well and Urmila Kanetkar fitted the bill perfectly andJitendra Joshi was the perfect actor for a middle class lover and so I cast him for the film.
Are you acting in the film?


No.It’s a difficult job to be behind the camera and act as well and therefore I refrained from acting in the film.
Why the title ‘Kaakan‘?


Kaakan means Bangles and is a representation of how the life cycle starts from some where and moves round and round in circles till it reaches it’s destination.
What about the films music?


The film has music by a newcomer and we have songs of all genres right from a Sufi song to romantic numbers sung by the likes of Shankar Mahadevan and his son, Hariharan, Sonu Nigam and other top singers.
What next?


I have planned two films which I will be directing. And also my Marathi films as an actress are about to release like ‘Yudh’, ‘Murder Mestri’, and a few others.

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