Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Elakshi Gupta is thrilled about making her Bollywood debut with "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior", which is about the battle of Sinhagad in 1670 that was fought between Tanhaji Malusare and Udaybhan Singh Rathod. She says she felt like she was living in "that moment of the Maratha kingdom".
"I am playing the character of Soyarabai who was the wife of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. She was a strong woman. The most amazing part was the grand set of the film and the realistic feel of that era that it gave. Everyone around was in the Maratha look, in the royal attire. I felt like I was living in that moment of the Maratha kingdom," Elakshi told IANS.
"I am paired opposite Sharad Kelkar who is playing the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the film. My scenes were with (actor) Ajay Devgn and it was great working with him. He was very grounded and kind to everyone," she added about Ajay, who plays Tanhaji Malusare in the upcoming film.
Though Elakshi has featured in the web series "Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala", she is relatively new in the field. She has a background in modelling and is a dental surgeon too. Still, she didn't face any problem while working on the big budget film.
"The whole team was very nice and the comfort was there, so I didn't face any problem as an actor. Also, I was observing the performances of the actors from whom I learnt many things. I am thankful that I got this project with a healthy and positive working environment," she said.
She is now looking forward to playing strong woman characters which she feels goes with her personality.
"I always wish to spread a positive message and if in the future, I get an opportunity to play such a role I would definitely grab it," she said.
"Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior", produced by Ajay Devgn's ADF and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, has been directed by Om Raut and will release on January 10, 2020.
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday extended a scheme whereby stressed MSME borrowers will become eligible for restructuring their debt, provided their accounts with lenders were classified as 'standard' as on March 1, 2020.
Accordingly, the existing loans to MSMEs classified as 'standard' will be re-structured without a downgrade in the asset classification.
"A restructuring framework for MSMEs that were in default but 'standard' as on January 1, 2020 is already in place," Das said while delivering the decision of the MPC on monetary policy.
"The scheme has provided relief to a large number of MSMEs. With COVID-19 continuing to disrupt normal functioning and cash flows, the stress in the MSME sector has got accentuated, warranting further support."
According to the RBI Governor, this restructuring will have to be implemented by March 31, 2021.
The Reserve Bank placed eligibility conditions such as the limit of aggregate exposure, including non-fund based facilities, of banks and NBFCs to the borrower should not exceed Rs 25 crore as on March 1, 2020.
Besides, the borrowing entity is GST-registered on the date of implementation of the restructuring. However, this condition will not apply to MSMEs that are exempt from GST-registration.