"I am really grateful to Riteish for making me dance with him as it was my long-standing wish to dance like this to a Marathi song. It was an entertaining shoot with Housefull 3 team that was filled with lots of laughter and madness," Madhuri said
"I've always been extremely close to all things Maharashtrian, be it the food, music or cinema. I grew up listening to the Mangeshkar family's Marathi songs. And I speak fluent Marathi. It was always my wish to make a Marathi film," said Mr Bhansali
"This film is an identity of the new cinema that will evolve and what the young generation will bring forth. These kind of films will give us the courage to compete with Hollywood films"
"I don't know where this news came from. First of all I want to clarify that I was not present at the award function. I don't know who made a mountain out of a mole-hill. I believe everyone is like me, who loves everybody. But there are some people who made this news"
Nawazuddin, who played the lead role in the film Manjhi - The Mountain Man, is the only male selected in this year's list, said Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam. The other awardees include international athlete Kavita Raut, Marathi editor Rahi Bhide, author Kavita Mahajan and academician Farida Lambay
"Marathi films have increased their level nowadays. For example, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a fantastic film. Fandry released last year. If something good comes my way, then why not? I will surely do it," Irrfan said at the trailer launch of Deepak Kadam's Waakya
Priyanka Chopra shared the first look of the song Pinga from Bajirao Mastani on November 14. The picture features Priyanka and Deepika Padukone dressed in colour coordinated saris, draped in traditional Marathi style. Interestingly, Deepika, who plays Mastani in the movie, deviates from her 'warrior queen' image in the picture
Priyanka shared the first poster of her character Kashibai, from the upcoming film Bajirao Mastani, in which she is seen smiling widely, as she waits with a aarti thali in her hands. Priyanka plays the role of Marathi general Peshwa Bajirao I's first wife. Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will be seen in the titular roles
Last month, Amol Palekar told news agency PTI that the process of selecting a film would not be easy. "To select one such film is an enormously difficult task because ours is probably the only industry in the world, which has such wide variety of films. Right from Bollywood masala mainstream cinema to regional cinema," he said
"It's an honour to be playing the effervescent Geeta Bali even if it is just a special appearance, and to be recreating Albela for a Marathi biopic on Bhagwan Dada," Vidya Balan said. The biopic, on Bhagwan Dada, traces the late actor-director's life and the difficulties he faced while making his 1951 released musical Albela
"I want to do a Marathi film with Salman Khan in which he has a proper role," said Mahesh Manjrekar
"I am from north, I have no connection with Marathi cinema, but I really liked the story," said Huma