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Prajakta Mali to star with Mukta Barve in Why?

The actress also has the historical film Pawankhind in her kitty.

Prajakta Mali and Mukta Barve

Keyur Seta

Prajakta Mali is set to star with Mukta Barve in the upcoming Marathi movie Why?. “I am playing an important role in it," the actress told at a recent interaction. "It’s directed by Ajit Wadekar. He is a first-time director, but he has tried a very different topic in such a beautiful way.”

Mali also has Luck Down coming up, where she has been cast opposite Ankush Chaudhari for the first time. Recalling the experience of working with him, she said, “It was very nice. After working with such a senior actor, I realized he is so passionate. He is also very focused. He has vast experience of acting in films. And that experience is seen in his work. His energy level is the same at the 14th hour as it was in the first.”

She added that she wants to be like Chaudhari after a long run in the film industry. “There are people who get bored after working in the industry for so long," Mali said. "That is not the case with him at all. Looking at him, I told myself that when I complete 25 years in the industry, my passion and energy should be the same."

About the current status of Luck Down, Mali said, “We have finished dubbing for the film. Right now, the background score and DI [digital intermediate, a movie finishing process] are being completed simultaneously. It will be ready for release soon.”

The actress will also feature in the historical Pawankhind. It is director Digpal Lanjekar’s third film in the Maratha history series after Farzand (2018) and Fatteshikast (2019). “Actually it’s a lead role," Mali said. "But as it’s a male-oriented film, women don’t have much role. The film is appearing very good.

The actress said she has yet another film in her kitty this year but can’t reveal its name yet.