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Veteran actor Vinay Apte no more…


His sudden exit is a big shock to the industry

vinay-apteMumbai: Veteran actor, director and producer Vinay Apte died on Saturday at Kokilaben Ambani hospital, here. Apte was a maverick who could explore various art forms easily and left his mark on each work of art, he was part of. He is survived by his wife and son.

Apte, a known Marathi actor in Hindi as well as in Marathi film industry was admitted to treat for chest pain at Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Andheri on Friday.

His orotund voice, dialogue delivery style and brilliance in choosing the characters had always made a mark on the audience. A common movie enthusiast could connect with the man behind the character. Apte started his acting career in the year 1974.

Apte started his commercial direction career with Vijay Tendulkar’s play ‘Mitrachi Gosht’ (A Friend’s tale). His another play ‘Me Nathuram Godse Boltoy’ (This is Nathuram Godse speaking) got mixed reactions and was criticized for the subject of Gandhiji’s assassination in which the protagonist of the play is Nathuram Godse, convicted in Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

His recent directorial Kabaddi Kabaddi, a Marathi play is attracting the Marathi crowd towards the theaters.

Apte made his mark through his acting in Hindi films like Chandani Bar, Satyagrah, Ek Chhalis ki last local and It’s breaking news.

Noted artists and film makers from film and drama industry called his exit as ‘sudden shock’ to them.

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