"Sairat" Filmmaker Nagraj Manjule To Host Marathi TV Show "Kon Honar Crorepati"

Vaishnavi Gavankar |May 24, 2019

"This show connects with the common man and their dreams is something that I can totally relate to. I hope to host this game show to the best of my ability and succeed in my debut on television", said the national award filmmaker Nagraj Manjule.

Sairat filmmaker Nagraj Manjule is going to host the favorite Marathi television show Kon Honaar Crorepati, which is adapted from the international television show Who wants to be a Billionaire. The previous seasons of the show were hosted by the Marathi actors Sachin Khedekar and Swapnil Joshi.

Kon Honaar Crorepati 2019 Starting From 11th March

In an interview recently, Nagraj Manjule said, “This show has many firsts for me. From making my debut on television to being a host for the first time ever and singing the title song of Kon Honaar Crorepati, I have given it mine all for this game show on Sony Marathi. It is unchartered territory for me, but the fact that this show connects with the common man and their dreams is something that I can totally relate to. I hope to host this game show to the best of my ability and succeed in my debut on television".

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Nagraj Manjule's blockbuster hit "Sairat"

Nagraj is one of the best Indian directors as well as actor, writer and also a producer. He came in the limelight with his chartbuster Marathi film Sairat. Spectacular filmmaking knowledge and working with the new talented actors is his identity.

Actor Nagraj Manjule in still from the movie "Naal".

Nagraj is currently working on this upcoming movie Jhund starring Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan, Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar. The film is based on the life of Vijay Barse, the founder of NGO slum soccer.

The biographical sports-drama is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Raaj Hiremath, Savita Raj Hiremath, and Nagraj Manjule, under the banner of T-Series, Tandav Films and Aatpat Production. This is the second time Akash, Rinku and Nagraj collaborate after their 2016 Marathi film Sairat. The shooting of the film started in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Actor Amitabh Bachchan in still from the Nagraj's film "Jhund".

Amitabh Bachchan said in an interview recently, "I remember, when I discussed that with Aamir Khan, he told me I must do this film. And you know what happens when Aamir endorses something... So I am doing that. We will start working on the film in November 2018. It is a real-life story. It is about underprivileged children and those staying in slums, a sporting team is made with these bunch of actors".

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Amitabh Bachchan in the movie "Jhund".

Speaking to Mirror, Nagraj said, “No other actor fits the role, only Mr. Bachchan can do justice to this particular character. All the others in the film are newcomers since I am known to work with fresh talent. The combination of Mr. Bachchan and this young team will be something to look forward to”.

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Nagraj Manjule and his wife

A few months ago, Nagraj Manjule came in the controversy after his wife had accused him of harassing her, abusing and forcing her to go through abortions. The Jhund producer Savitaraj Hiremath’s statement reads as, “Nagraj ji’s divorce case with his wife is personal and has, in fact, even been settled. The case stands closed as of today. However, certain sections of the media have included Nagraj ji in the #MeToo category and are trying to show him in poor Light. But this not true. We, at the "Jhund" team, are aware of the matter and are clear on the stand that first of all there seems to be no case, leave alone one that fits in the #MeToo category. Further, we have internally checked the facts from the director and others and have found no basis for such allegations".

Manjule published a book of poetry in Marathi titled "Unhachya Katavirudhha" which won the Bhairuratan Damani Sahitya Puraskar. At the 61st National Film Awards, Fandry film won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film Director. Nagraj also owns a Wrestling team called "Veer Marathwada" in Zee Marathi Kusti Dangal.


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