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Mar 04, 2014
Union Minister Sharad Pawar releases first look of the film 'Yashwantrao Chavan'

Yashwantrao Chavan shall always remain a legend of Maharashtra Politics, when somebody talks about the iron man of Maharashtra in Central Government. Yashwantrao Chavan is always remembered as the legendary iron man of Maharashtra at the centre. After C. D. Deshmukh, if anyone from Maharashtra had risen to the highest rank of Central cabinet, it was Yashwantrao Chavan. After heading the Maharashtra Government, he was invited by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Delhi to become part of the Central cabinet. He headed several important ministries and always remained loyal to the Nehru family. To pay homage to this great leader from Maharashtra and to make today's young generation aware of his contribution to the country, the Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan under the chairmanship of Union Minister Sharad Pawar in association with the Mahararashtra Government, have produced a Marathi feature film, a biopic titled 'Yashwantrao Chavan - a chronicle of storm'. Essel Vision Productions has taken a major responsibility of distributing this mega venture to the viewers.

On Friday evening, in presence of Union Minister and NCP chief Mr. Sharad Pawar, the first look of this film was released before the media. Also present on the occasion were Ms. Supriya Sule, veteran writer, journalist and the script writer of this film Mr. Arun Sadhu, the director Mr. Jabbar Patel, the composer Mr. Anand Modak, artistes, singers and crew members of the film. Mr. Nitin Keni, CEO Essel Vision Productions was also present. He said, we are truly privileged by associating with this film after giving super-duper blockbuster films Duniyadari, Timepass and Fandry, a very different film from today's Indian cinema offerings. 'Yashwantrao Chavan' film will be a different experience for us and the film is being distributed in 250 theatres across Maharashtra on 14th March.

Director Dr.Jabbar Patel introduced each and every artist and crew member of the film, to the chief guest and media. Actor Ashok Lokhande will be portraying the iconic leader on the screen, while his younger self will be portrayed by Om Bhutkar. Hindi theatre artiste Lubna Salim will be portraying the role of Yashwantrao's wife Venutai, while his mother's role will be portrayed by Meena Naik. Supriya Vinod is playing the role of Indira Gandhi, while Benjamin Gilani is donning the role of Jawaharlal Nehru, in this film. The other major artistes of the film are Nana Patekar, Satish Alekar, Rahul Solapurkar, Yashpal Sarnath and Vaishali Dabhade. Bhargavi Chirmule is doing a lavani in this film choreographed by the veteran Leela Gandhi.

After the official announcement, Mr. Sharad Pawar also spoke about the great leader from Maharashtra, with whom he was associated as a Youth leader of the Congress. He recalled the memories of his old days in his association with his mentor Yashwantrao Chavan.

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