Filmmaker Govind Nihalani, actor Nana Patekar, actress Ratna Pathak Shah, politicians Sushil Kumar Shinde and Vinod Tawde were present. Many Marathi actors paid tribute to Ms Deshpande who was known for her spontaneity and simplicity
"Sadashiv didn't play the role. He owned it and he lived every moment of the character. He wasn't judgemental about Rama Shetty," says the filmmaker
Logistical hassles and lack of government and local support turned spoilers for the festival, thereby raising doubts about its next edition.
Acclaimed filmmaker Govind Nihalani, who is planning a sequel to Ardh Satya, says he would like to team up with Om Puri for the second part.