He is the man who spells acting with a capital ‘A’. He is someone, who, hails from a theatrical background and has captivated Bollywood with his acting prowess. We are indeed referring to the one and only Makrand Deshpande, who has now stormed Bollywood with his simple but powerful flick Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu.
Bollywood Hungama caught up with this man for an exclusive celebrity chat. Here are the excerpts:
Makrand Deshpande: Hello Friends.. This is Makrand Deshpande … only on Bollywood Hungama!!!
Ranvijay: Hi Maks
Makrand Deshpande: Ranvijay, Hello
I made my 1st film in 2001. This is the pop film for me
Aamir: Are you sitting at Prithvi?
Makrand Deshpande: Aamir, Yes
Ajay: What do u prefer acting in theater or cinema?
Makrand Deshpande: ajay, Theatre
Vinod: Why you took so long to come in films???
Makrand Deshpande: Vinod, I made my 1st film in 2001. This is the pop film for me
Ranvijay: why dun u choose sum mainstream cinema?
Makrand Deshpande: Ranvijay, I have no memory
Pravin: tell us about this film SBKHT
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, This film is written and directed by me
Aamir: What is your dream role like?
Makrand Deshpande: Aamir, I don’t have dreams. I only do. I don’t wait for any1 to give me money
Pradeep: Till now, how many films you have made?
Makrand Deshpande: Pradeep, I have made 5 films so far
Pradeep: who is your fave director?
Makrand Deshpande: Pradeep, its RGV
RGV is my fave director
SAQIB :): MAKRAND SIR IAM UR DIE HEART FAN
Makrand Deshpande: Saqib, Thanks a lot, but pls stay alive… I need u!
Pravin: Cool…I m surely going to watch Shahrukh Bola
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, thanks
Ranvijay: if u r going to these kind of role, then surely audience like will also loose their memory!
Makrand Deshpande: Ranvijay, I was promised a better footage, but it got cut
I was promised a better footage, but it got cut
Arun: who from theatre would be great in films?
Makrand Deshpande: Arun, Naseeruddin Shah!
INDO_PAK: hi Makrand sir welcome here
Makrand Deshpande: Indo, Thanks a lot
Arun: is it better if an actor comes from a theatrical background?
Makrand Deshpande: Arun, any kind of riyaaaz and experience helps.
Ajay: R u from Mumbai?
Makrand Deshpande: ajay, Yes… Mumbaichya Mulga :-)
Vinod: Tell us something about your childhood
Makrand Deshpande: Vinod, very active. part of a big family, 5 brothers and sisters …, My day wud start @ 5 am, KHO KHO, Cricket, School, cricket, sleep
PRADEEP: SIR AAPKA SONG MUJHE BAHUT PASAND HAI
Makrand Deshpande: pradeep, yunhi mila
Any kind of riyaaaz and experience helps to be a better actor
Akash: why u r not doing films?
Makrand Deshpande: akash, I love doing films. And films ask for too much time. I hate the characters that they offer.
Pravin: My perception of you has been that your true potential was never tapped (at least in Hindi cinema)…
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, Blame is on me
Flowers: how was the Aamir exp?
Makrand Deshpande: Flowers …… the 1st film QSQT.. Aamir was more fresher than me. I think that I bullied him. But in Sarfarosh, he was a experienced Star. He bullied me in doing that film
Aamir bullied me in doing Sarfarosh
Vinod: What all languages can you speak?
Makrand Deshpande: Vinod, Marathi, Hindi, English, I understand Gujarati
Aamir: Are you married?
Makrand Deshpande: Aamir, no
Arun: What according to you is the most important thing an actor must have?
Makrand Deshpande: Arun, Focus is most important
Ranvijay: we know u r man of principles.
Makrand Deshpande: Ranvijay, thanks ……I just came to know
Pravin: Tell me (honestly) was it difficult to get the King Khan for the cameo?
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, really not. I just had to sms
PRADEEP: UR HAIR IS VERY LOVELY
Makrand Deshpande: Pradeep, Thanks.. It’s all a Hairy affair! Yeh praakrutik hai
Khanz: aamir ko bolo plz makrand ko acha bada role do this is public ki demand
Makrand Deshpande: khanz, Phir Aamir kya karega!
PRADEEP: SIR AAPKO BHOJPURI AATI HAI
Makrand Deshpande: Pradeep, Bol loonga tho aa jaayegi
Ajay: do you have any regrets in life?
Makrand Deshpande: ajay, regrets…if u don’t have means that u haven’t lived life
If u don’t have means that u haven’t lived life
Akash: u were brilliant in Swades song
Makrand Deshpande: akash, thanks to SRK and Ashutosh
Ajay: which is your favourite film from the recent lot?
Makrand Deshpande: ajay, Peepli Live and Udaaan
Ranvijay: wt made u to do swadesh song?
Makrand Deshpande: Ranvijay, Ashutosh
its good to be bad : sir wht is the story of ur film?
Makrand Deshpande: its, relationship betwn a fan and a superstar. The only diff is it leads to danger
My film’s about a relationship between a fan and a superstar. The only diff is it leads to danger
Pravin: How has your role shaped up in Guzaarish?
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, it’s a cameo…But, significant
akash : may i know whts ur age plz?
Makrand Deshpande: akash, 44
hassy : hiii eagerly waitin for srk bola khoobsurat hai tu….
Makrand Deshpande : hassy, Yes………Thanks a lot
It’s good to be bad: sir kya main movies main a sakta ho
Makrand Deshpande: its, koi bhi aa sakta hai
Ranvijay: sir, really looking forward to meet u!
Makrand Deshpande: Ranvijay, sure… 1st see the film
Ranvijay: to learn sum acting skills, will u help me?
Makrand Deshpande: Ranvijay, one to one is diff, by accidentally if u meet me, we can surely talk
shishir: why u chose Shahrukh’s name for film u could have chosen other actors?
Makrand Deshpande: shishir, SRK has been a part of my life. My assn in films and that was the reason for me to write this film
Jack!! : I M Surprised….I M Talking To Bollywood Celebrity. First Time In My Life…..Wow
Makrand Deshpande: jack, thanks to Bollywood
akash: at 44 u r very energetic!
Makrand Deshpande: akash, Hope to be the same at 84 as well!
SRK has been a part of my life. My assn in films and that was the reason for me to write this film
Pravin: Please promote your movie to maximum so that it reaches as many people as possible
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, I wud start with u
hassy : trailer is awsum….
Makrand Deshpande: hassy, Radhelalsa cut it alongwith me
Akash: can u tell abt ur forthcoming projects
Makrand Deshpande: akash, Dream Man with Kay Kay Menon
Main bhi bola: hi Makrand how was it to work with SRK
Makrand Deshpande: main, simple and assuring
Pravin: I m surely gonna watch it and write good things about it, if I like it
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, u r honest
Shishir: im from Nepal and I don think its releasing here
Makrand Deshpande: shishir, Let me look into this
Niraj : Makrand ji, what is your film about and why this title?
Makrand Deshpande : niraj, har ameer aadmi kay saath ek gareeb rehta hai… gareeb aadmi bhi kush hota hai.. waise bhooliyega mat . desh gareebon ka hai!
Pravin: yup..also i m a biggg movie buff. I love Hindi films a lot.
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, thanks
hassy : sir do you know Marathi…???
Makrand Deshpande: hassy, Mala jagaaaytcha aahe…jeevantha rahaaychey
Mala jagaaaytcha aahe…jeevantha rahaaychey
Pravin : I have never watched theatre :-( M in Bangalore. Do you come to Bangalore for plays? If so, when next?
Makrand Deshpande: Pravin, if I come, U will know
srk fan : How was it to have SRK in d name as well in d film its double dhamakas
Makrand Deshpande: srk, absolutely!
Vinod: Sir, what is the one thing you would change about your career growth
Makrand Deshpande: Vinod, I shud think of reaching out to people
Niraj: makrand ji, which is more difficult – acting & directing a play or feature film?
Makrand Deshpande: Niraj, Feature Film
Makrand Deshpande: Dear People, it was really nice chatting with u. Watch my film and make others also to watch!