Sharad Kelkar, who was last seen in Marathi film Lai Bhaari as a villain, feels that his six-month-old daughter Kesha (the name has been derived from the couple’s names – ‘Ke’ from wife Keerti Gaekwad and ‘Sha’ from Sharad) has brought him a lot of success.
Interestingly, the actor was offered the Marathi movie 10 days after the couple learnt about the pregnancy. Not just that, he bagged the role of Sanjeev Kumar in the remake of Hero exactly after 10 days of her coming into the world. He says, “My lady luck has tripled after she joined my wife and my mother. The experience of fatherhood is indescribable. I wouldn’t want to miss her growing up years for anything in the world.”
Recently, Sharad Kelkar was shooting for his film at Ramoji City and he went to meet Rajnikanth Sir who was shooting nearby for a south film.
Sharad Kelkar says, “It was an honour to get an opportunity to meet the Thaliva Rajnikanth. He is an extremely humble and a simple person. I have grown up seeing his films and still remember his performances in Andha Kanoon, Giraftaar, Hum, Uttar Dakshin and Shivaji The Boss. One thing which always attracts me towards him is his unique style. He is a living legend and a man of few words. I will always cherish this meeting with him and the icing on the cake for me was when he gave me his blessings.”
The TV actor who played Deepika’s brother in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela, had done the role of a villain in Nishikant Kamat’s film. The film also stars Riteish Deshmukh, who will be making his acting debut in Marathi films.
In an interview, Sharad had said, “As the name suggests the film is total entertainment. It has been fun shooting for the film.”