Actress Padmini Kolhapure and filmmaker Pradeep Sharma’s son is all set to make his debut in Bollywood with first-time director Karan Kashyap’s ‘Sab Kushal Mangal’ that rolls next month. The film is produced by Nitin Manmohan’s daughter Prachi, it also features Akshaye Khanna in a pivotal role. The movie is a situational comedy.
An excited Padmini told, “I’m excited. The atmosphere at home has always been non-filmi, there was no pressure on Priyaank to become an actor or a filmmaker. The choice is his.”
The actor’s mom recollected and said how Priyaank was always interested in Dramatics: “He’s an avid movie buff and has done a one-year acting course from The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York.”
When the casting director of the movie sent Priyaank’s picture to Prachi, she recognized him instantly and said, “We had studied in the same school and in fact were in the same class,” she smiled, adding that since he suits the role perfectly, she was keen to cast him. “I spoke to dad, who is close to Tutu uncle (Pradeep), and Padmini ma’am. He told me that if I wanted Priyaank, I should go about it professionally. So, then, I went with my team to their house and gave him and his parents a narration. They laughed and laughed and immediately gave a nod to the film.”
The story is set in Jharkhand, where they will shoot in a start-to-finish 45-day schedule which kicks off towards February-end.
“It’s been two months since Priyaank began his workshops, he knows the entire script by now. He is very hardworking and we can’t wait to begin,” Prachi concluded.