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RaanBaazaar was originally titled Raand Baazaar, reveals director Abhijit Panse

Starring Prajakta Mali and Tejaswini Pandit, the web-series is due for release on Planet Marathi OTT on 20 May.

Suyog Zore

Planet Marathi's web-series RaanBaazaar marks Abhijit Panse's foray into the digital space and it is an ambitious one. The web-series has been the talk of the town for its bold content since the release of the character teasers of Prajakta Mali and Tejaswini Pandit.

Now, at the trailer launch, Panse revealed that RaanBaazaar was not the show's original title, but if they had gone with the original title it would have sparked more controversy. "It was earlier titled Raand Baazaar [whore bazaar]," Panse revealed.

Panse also explained the reason for the original title and for changing it.

"It was not for the sake of creating controversy," the filmmaker said. "I wanted to say something through the title, there was a logical reason for it, which you will understand when you watch the complete series. But then we thought that nowadays instead of focusing on what the content is, people create unnecessary controversy around such words."

Apart from steering clear of needless controversy, there was another reason for the title change. "We wanted to make sure it was easy for people to recommend the series to others," Panse said. "They might feel uncomfortable to tell someone, 'I really loved Raand Baazaar, you should definitely watch Raand Baazaar'. So we collectively came to a decision to change it to RaanBaazaar [jungle bazaar]."

RaanBaazaar also stars Sachin Khedekar, Makarand Anaspure, Mohan Joshi and others.

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