Priyanka’s first Marathi production venture was Ventilator. It was directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and starred Ashutosh Gowariker, Jitendra Joshi, Sulabha Arya and Sukanya Kulkarni Mone. Ventilator won three honours at the 64th National Film Awards.
The movie is now all set for its Gujarati remake. According to report in Zee News a statement read, “Finally, I have been cast in a film in my mother tongue Gujarati. I hope I will live up to it.”
The Gujarati remake will be co-produced by filmmaker Lawrence D’Souza and Irada Entertainment. The film tells the story of a joint family whose eldest and the most respected person goes into a coma few days before the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Ventilator was originally directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, he commented on the same, “It will be exciting to see Ventilator set in another culture. My biggest excitement is Jaggu dada playing Ashutosh Gowariker’s character. I’m happy to have him on board,”
While the producer of the film, Falguni Patel, said, “Under our banner Irada Entertainment we are extremely excited and proud to make ‘Ventilator‘ in Gujarati. We are adapting the film as per the nuances of Gujarati culture and really looking forward to Gujarati Bhidu Jackie Shroff,”
The fun family fiesta, featuring a sterling ensemble cast of veteran actors from the Marathi film industry and theater along with brilliant performances by Ashutosh Gowariker and Boman Irani, have resonated with the audience. The unusual take on family values, customs, traditions and relations in ‘Ventilator‘ had been highly appreciated by cinema aficionados. Produced by Purple Pebble Pictures in association with Magij Pictures and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, ‘Ventilator‘ released on 4th November in 2016.
Ventilator, directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, gained very good critical and commercial success. The film has won three awards at 64th National Film Awards. Priyanka was optimistic about the film to make it to Oscars 2018, but left with disappointment as it got snubbed with the selection of Amit Masurkar’s another social drama, Newton.