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Will announce release date of Paani very soon, says Addinath Kothare

Produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the film has won the National Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation. 

Addinath Kothare

Keyur Seta

Actor Addinath Kothare has turned director with the Marathi film Paani. Produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Purple Pebble Pictures, the movie stars the artiste himself as well as Subodh Bhave and Kishore Kadam. 

During a conversation with Cinestaan.com about his upcoming film Chandramukhi, Kothare was asked about the status of Paani. “It is due to be released,” he replied. “After this [Chandramukhi], we will be announcing the release date of Paani very soon.” 

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Paani bagged the National Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation at the 66th edition of the awards.

Recalling his reaction when the awards were announced in late 2019, Kothare said, “It was a very overwhelming experience. I was shooting for 83 at that time. We were on the sets when the National awards were announced. I had a late call time on the sets. When I went on the sets, Kabir Khan gave me a hug. He said, ‘We are proud to have you as a part of our team’. Ranveer [Singh] was extremely warm and he too hugged me and said, ‘We are so proud of you’.”

That’s not all. Kothare had a surprise in store for him. “My producer Priyanka Chopra is so sweet,” he said. “I went back to the hotel room in the evening and there was a champagne bottle in my room. I then got a message on my phone saying, ‘Hi. I hope you got the gift'. It was from Priyanka. She managed to send it all the way from LA [Los Angeles]. I was in London.” 

Asked about his other upcoming projects, Kothare said, “There is a big web-series that I have done for Disney+ Hotstar. That will be coming out soon. And there are two beautiful films that will also be out. One is Panchak, which is [produced] by Madhuri Dixit. And another one is something I will tell you about soon.”