How Opportunity and Talent Made This Village Girl A Superstar

Marathi movie “Sairat” is creating records on box office with every new day. Collection of the movie is nearing 50 cr. which is highest for any Marathi movies ever.  The plot of the movie and its handling is appreciated by critics as well as audience, but something that has emerged as the USP of the movie is debutante Rinku Rajguru.

Rinku, aged only 14, hails from Akluj which is a small village in the Solapur district of Maharashtra. She is widely appreciated for her first ever movie. Despite spending a lot of time shooting for the movie, she got 81% marks in the 9th grade. She has also won national award for her performance in the movie at the hands of Honorable President of India. Her acting is praised by known actors like Aamir Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh and Aayushman Khurana. Famous director Subhash Ghai has also praised Rinku for her acting.

Rinku has become extremely popular with Google and Facebook receiving thousands of search queries. Her official handle is maintained by a team involved in the production of the movie but many fake profiles and pages in her name have been appearing on social media.

Recently, the mobile number of the Industries Minister of Maharashtra, Subhash Desai, was posted on such a page and Mr. Desai had a tough time attending to unsolicited calls. He then filed a complaint with cyber crime cell of Mumbai Police. The police with the help of cyber experts have removed the information of Mr. Desai from the page, however, phone calls received by Mr. Desai are evident to prove the popularity of this young actress.

In the movie, Rinku is appearing with another debutante Akash Thosar. She is playing a rich girl belonging to to a landlord family. She finds herself in love with a poor guy shown to be from a lower cast. The story is about their love, resistance due to social customs, their escape and survival ending in a shocking climax.

Rinku did not intend to become an actress till she went to see director Nagraj Manjule while he was on a visit to the small town of Akaluj. Nagaraj spotted her and offered the role. She appeared for a screen test and then got the call about selection after few days.

Rinku has become a sensation in just few days. Police have to deploy forces in events where she is appearing. Recently, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis greeted the entire team of Sairat on a special invitation at his official residence in Mumbai.

Rinku has portrayed a bold girl in the movie, a girl who rides bullet, can drive tractor and can fight for her thoughts. But in the real life, Rinku belongs to a common rural family of Maharashtra. Her talent and efforts have become inspiration for many girls across the state. We wish her stardom and a great future.

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