I want Partho to work with me: Gupte
Offers have started pouring in for 11-year-old Partho after he bagged a national award for his performance in "Stanley Ka Dabba" but father Amol Gupte says he wants his son to work only with him till he is 18. Partho essayed the central character of Stanley in the Gupte's directorial venture. It is a heartwarming tale of an orphan who struggles to get 'Dabba' for school.
"There are lot of offers coming for him but I have been rejecting all of them. If he comes to know this then he would abuse...curse me for it. So I would make films with him," Amol told PTI. Ask him if Partho would work only under him, pat comes the reply, "At least till he is 18. Because you will have to give him a four-hour shift on a holiday where he does not miss his school and friends, if you are willing to give that then definitely he will work in any film."
As a writer-filmmaker, Amol has been highlighting issues relating to children be it in 'Taare Zameen Par' or 'Stanley Ka Dabba' and would like to continue this trend. "I like to bring up those subjects that entertain as well as highlight an issue. There are lots of things that I want to say related to children. In movies, I want to bring up subjects that are sensitive to children," Amol said.
So what issues would he like to highlight in his forthcoming film, to which Amol says, "Children itself are sensitive, my aim is to make films revolving around children, their difficulties and problems." Besides, being a writer and director, Amol is also a hands-on actor and appreciated in films like 'Kaminey', which earned him the best villain award besides winning accolades for his roles in, 'Phas Gaye Re Obama' and 'Bheja Fry 2'.
But Amol is not that keen on making a career in acting. "No, I am not doing anything on acting front, I am on a refusal spree. I would get tired if I keep acting and also I won?t be able to make films," he said. PTI