Politics not my field: Nana Patekar

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Kolhapur, May 8 (UNI) Cine actor Nana Patekar says as politics is not his cup of tea, there was no question of joining the same.

Talking to newspersons here today, Mr Patekar said he had received several offers to join politics but he had refused since it was not his field.

Asked about the recent anti-migrant campaign in Maharashtra, Mr Patekar said a person should be bestowed with voting rights depending upon his or her duration of stay at a place. If this happens, there will be no conflicts, he said.

Mr Patekar said the government should undertake infrastructure development so as to prevent migration of people to the cities.

He was also very concerned about the traffic congestion on city roads. Mr Patekar suggested that there should be a limit on the number of vehicles that a family could purchase. This would ease the traffic situation, he said.

Mr Patekar stressed that Marathi films were regaining their lost glory as as evident by the quality films that were being produced by newcomers.

However, when his attention was drawn to the fact that two studios -- Jaiprabha and Shalini -- here in Kolhapur city had closed down, Mr Patekar said both studios were privately owned so, the owners had every right to decide whether to sell them off.

Incidentally, Jaiprabha studio was owned by melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and Shalini studio by Maharaja of Devas.


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