1. Dusari Goshta
One of the industry’s finest Marathi actresses, Prateeksha Lonkar celebrates her 52nd birthday today. The actress has left a mark with her remarkable performances in several films, TV shows, and dramas. Amongst the many characters that she has played in the course of her career, Prateeksha is best known for her role in the TV show Damini. On the occasion of her birthday, let’s revisit some of her other notable works. Here are five films and TV shows on ZEE5 that the actress featured in.
Dusari Goshta is a film loosely based on the eminent politician Sushilkumar Shinde’s life. The film revolves around the story of a young lad who resorts to petty thefts after his father’s death. The boy soon realises that he needs to break free from the barriers of caste and begins to educate himself. He then climbs the social and political ladder to eventually become the Home Minister of the country. Apart from Prateeksha, the star cast includes names like Vikram Gokhale, Renuka Shahane, Siddharth Chandekar, and Nehha Pendse.
Watch the film here.
2. Mokla Shwaas
Prateeksha also featured in a path-breaking film named Mokla Shwaas released in 2012. The story of the film is about the selective sex abortion that is still prevalent in many parts of India. It makes an important point about the same through the story of a father who desperately wants to have a son despite having three daughters. Prateeksha essayed the role of a helpless mother of these three girls. Sharad Ponkshe, Mohan Joshi, Sushant Shelar, and Mrunmayee Deshpande play other important roles in the film. Check out the film here.
3. Aevdhe Se Aabhaal
Aevdhe Se Aabhaal is yet another thought-provoking film that the actress has featured in. It revolves around the story of a young boy named Bunty who adjusts himself to the new life after his parents’ divorce. When he finally comes to terms with the divorce, Bunty struggles to accept his parents’ newfound partners. The message that the film gives will leave a lasting impact on you. You can watch the film here.
4. Khel Saatbaaracha
Khel Saatbaaracha is a political drama that stars Pratiksha Lonkar paired alongside Sandeep Kulkarni, Mohan Joshi, and Mohan Agashe. It is a socially relevant film that sheds light on the pathetic political state that our country is in. The film has tried to present a realistic picture of the social conditions within the country with respect to the administration, politics, and public representatives. Watch the film here.
5. Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji
The actress was also a part of the historical show Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji which ended its run recently. The show was based on the life of the Maratha king Sambhaji Maharaj and his struggle to establish Swarajya, a land free from the oppressive rulers. Prateeksha played the role of Rajmata Jijabai- Sambhaji’s grandmother- effortlessly and received praise for her impressive performance. You can catch a glimpse of her in the show here.
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