It was a very heart-warming, inspiring yet emotional moment for all Bollywood industry actors, that the road leading CINTAA Towers is now named after versatile supreme ‘late’ actor Vikram Gokhale. Yesterday on the legendary actor Gokhale’s first death anniversary, the road-naming was formalized by Hon’ble Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis, in the esteemed Vrushali Gokhale, local MLA Dr. Bharati Lavekar and CINTAA and CAWT prominent members including Manoj Joshi, Amit Behl, Preeti Sapru, Darshan Jariwala, Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal among others
As is known Vikram-jee brought both fictional and historical characters to life on the silver screen with his fabulous acting caliber.
The road leading to Cine and Television Artistes' Association office building, CINTAA Tower, Andheri West is now named as Natashrestha Shri Vikram Gokhale Marg.
The road-name plaque was inaugurated by Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, in the presence of CINTAA Executive Committee. The celeb invitees guests at the memorable Sunday noon event also included Vrushali Gokhale, Alka Gokhale, Versova, actors Vindu Dara Singh, Johnny Lever, Darshan Jariwalla, Sudhanshu Pandey, Tinaa Ghaai, Deepak Qazir Kejriwal, among others.
On a sentimental note, Anupam Kher said, "My last conversation with him was just 2 to 3 days ago when I came back after finishing the shooting of my film Signature. I told him that he was such a fabulous actor, and if I could do even 10 per cent of it, I would feel blessed."
As a proactive CINTAA member, Anupam Kher requested the Hon Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis to consider payment of royalty for actors from OTT and other telecasts that would benefit senior actors and CINTAA members who are not having enough work at present.. While Paresh Rawal expressed his gratitude to Devendra Fadnavis who made this occasion very special by giving his invaluable contribution.
CINTAA President Manoj Joshi's passionate speech replete with interesting anecdotes was a touching vocal tribute to the “master of acting”—Vikram G.
State Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis was modest and unassuming when he spoke. “Such great personalities like Vikram Gokhale are immortalized with such initiatives. When our names are also associated with these, we also become part of this glorious tribute process. It is a great honour for me to be here. Vikram Gokhale ji was a die-hard nationalist with a magnetic personality. He ruled people's hearts."
Vikram Gokhale was an immensely popular honorary President of CINTAA from 2017 to 2022. He had also donated one acre of land to CINTAA for Hindi Cinema and one acre to Marathi Cinema actors to build an old age home. Fadnavis-jee has promised CINTAA that he would fulfil Vikram Gokhle's dream.