After winning high praise for his role in Sacred Games and for his performance in Nandita Das directed Manto, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in a titular role in the film ‘Thackeray’. Based on Shiv Sena’s founder Bal Keshav Thackeray and written by Sanjay Raut, the film ‘Thackeray’ is helmed by Abhijit Panse under the banner of Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
The film is all set to release on January 25. However, there has been a row regarding the film’s release date, with some activists claiming that they want a solo release for the film. It is to be noted that Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ is also set to release on the 25th.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who attended an event in Mumbai on Friday was asked about the film and producers changing release dates of their films to avoid clash with ‘Thackeray’. Replying to this, Mr Perfectionist said, “Every producer wants his/her film to release on a good (suitable) date…Each producer also wants (date of release of) his/her film to not clash with any other big film.”
“I think, there is no bigger star than Balasahab in Maharashtra. So, no one would want to clash with that (release of the film `Thackeray’). So, it is a normal thing. I don’t think there is any surprise,” he added.
Meanwhile, ‘Thackeray’ director Abhijit Panse was also asked about postponing the film’s release owing to a box-office clash with Manikarnika and he had said that they won’t change the release date as they want the film to release around Bal Thackeray’s birth anniversary, January 23.
Interestingly, the film’s trailer has generated curiosity among audience and fans and they are eager to see Nawazuddin Siddiqui essay Shiv Sena supremo in the film.
The teaser of the movie ‘Thackeray’, has already been released. If you haven’t watched it already, here it is.
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