August 17, 2021
Prasad Vidhate well known on the social media as @saint_in_baggy. He is an Actor, You tuber, Vlogger, Social Media Influencer, Engineer and much more. It’s rightly said engineers can do anything. Prasad had a very ordinary childhood like many of us. And now we are enjoying his extra ordinary 20’s life and creativity. Mostly he creates content on instagram and you tube, -the spoofs and parodies. I am sure while surfing over reels you may have seen him and enjoyed the content.
Prasad Vidhate shares his elite story with Paradox India and we would love to share with you all.
1.Was acting your forever passion ya waqt ki koi gheri saazish?
“When I was in school I was interested in performing in annual functions, drama competition and dance competition but did not got enough opportunities and support by my teachers. Soon completed my 10th and I enrolled for an acting workshop of almost 15 days and luckily – got a chance to work with one of the finest actor and director from Marathi industry. But due to lack of experience on stage I struggled for almost 3 years to get on stage. I had to let it go because of my 12th boards. When I reached in the 2nd year of my graduation in civil engineering I performed in an art circle activity and in the same year I directed 2 plays from my college for WJIVH we received 4 individual prizes and then the journey began. Till my final year I have been the part of several plays including one act, long length and 2 act plays and had enough experience to apply for NSD (2 times), rejected every time …Bahahaha. But I continued the theatre in Pune and simultaneously got a chance to perform in a sketch for YouTube channel – a small role of almost 20 sec. I worked with almost 4 to 5 YouTube channels but the growth was slow but still continued, finally in 2019 I got a chance to be the lead in one of the play named ‘ The Father of 669 ‘ which ranked 2nd in the intercollege competition all over Pune. The best part was I got a prize named – CHATURASRA (multitalented actor). I was felicitated by the well-known actor, writer and director Mahesh Manjrekar, which boosted my confidence even more.
At the end of 2019 I went to a trip to Lehi Ladakh for cycling and almost uploaded 8 vlogs on my channel followed by some sketches in the lockdown, I uploaded 2 web series named
– Mai Bhi Youtuber and Usual Ka Alag Visual on my YouTube channel (Saint In Baggy).
Finally in the month of Jan 2021 one of my reel took off on Instagram and the world changed, the moment for which I waited for 2 years arrived within a blink.
And yes Acting is my passion and also waqt ki ek gheri saazish.”
2.Which was the first role you played in theatre or on stage, which holds something special?
“The first noticeable role I did in a play was in 2019 named ‘The father of 669’ the play is close to my heart and if I get a chance to time travel then I would surely go back to the process of this play.”
3.What was the idea or story behind the username Saint in Baggy as it seems to be very deep and unique?
“The name denotes the personality I want to be. Saint word itself defines that a person has given away all the materialistic elements, is calm and holding onto peace while Prasad is completely opposite, a person always thinking of content , busy working on the toes and love being busy. I also love wearing loose clothes which provide me a comfort in all the hectic schedule and work . So the name is the combination of these 2 aspects and I came up with it, so as to constantly remind myself that keep working and one say you will be a saint in baggy clothes.
So that’s the simple logic behind the name ‘Saint in baggy’.
4.The way you present yourself is quite unique, is there any influence from epic stories casted on TV during Lockdown?
“Talking truly, not a series from lockdown but I love the content made by TVF and I follow the channel since the ‘TVF pitchers’ and I always wanted to create something like, Tripling , Kota factory and sketches as well . But in the process I follow is the content should be strong on paper and elevated while performing and post production, the content should be relatable and easy to understand.”
5. From where do you get your inspiration or ideas for your content?
“My inspiration is the love given by the viewers. Most of my videos are experimental and if the audience get attached/hooked to the video the analytics and comments speak out loud and yeah that’s my inspiration. This gets me on the toes to come up with something more interesting on the table.”
6.How does it feel to be more Saint In Baggy than Prasad Vidhate?
“Being saint in baggy feels more responsible, always need to be up to the mark , always be on the toes, value for what you have achieved. I want them to be different and I try to do so because Prasad Vidhate is all about the journey and I wanted to live the journey and not the achievement.”
7. You have a YouTube channel as well . What’s your favourite thing to do vlogging or content creating ?
“That’s tricky question, well I am in a phase were I believe in being consistent on the platform .So whatever comes in the frame first I will do that. Even if it’s a sketch, short film, vlog, voice over video anything. But personally if you ask me to choose 1 then I will go for content creating.”
8. So you have done theatres. Can You tell a little more of your background?
“Well if you ask me what do I love more ? The theatre or content creation ? I would say theatre cas because I love the pressure you have on stage and there are no retakes, it takes a lot of effort , group coordination and rehearsals. I enjoy the process that takes to build a play and I have a lot of respect for this because it took almost 3 years for me to reach onstage to perform as a character and I believe god made me learn all the elements that happens at the back of the stage so as to be respectful to the art that takes place on the stage. Lot of memories are associated with theatre as it has been almost 8 to 9 years that I am associated with theatre taking some gaps due to academics though”.
9. You have done a short film 2 months back Motichoor ke Ladoo. Can you tell more about it, how did u get the story, inspiration and all ?
“This has always happened to me that whenever I wanted or wished for something, god has always made me work hard for it and has given me several opportunities to do it, rather pushed me on the road which he decided is good for me and I guess this is all about life. On the similar thought I wanted to do something and while jamming with my mates we came across some stories, initially it was a series of 4 short films but then we made 2 . One is Motichoor ke Ladoo and the second is yet to be released as it in the post production. The short film (motichoor ke laddoo) is all about – god helping you in the journey of your life, ‘wo agar problem solve nahi karegenge par usko jhelneki takad jaroor denge’.
We shot the short film with a crew of 7 excited and dedicated individual with almost – 1 not up to the mark camera, broken and jammed lens, zero makeup. It took us 3 days to shoot the short film and we enjoyed the process and I know god was with us the whole time.”
10. What will be your message to the youth who wants to make a career in acting or content creating ?
See what he says on content creation and acting on our instagram page @paradox_india.
There is an amazing live interview session coming up on the Paradox soon, where Prasad Vidhate will share his journey, experience, laughter and much more. Stay tuned on Paradox India.
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