Kavita Chowdry, 03 November 2022
Akshay Kumar confirms his role as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in his upcoming period drama Veer Daudale Saat. The actor has confirmed his role in the next project with Mahesh Manjrekar.
Bollywood’s Khiladi Kumar on Wednesday confirmed his role as Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj in his upcoming project with filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar. The actor said that he was shocked when he was offered the film. He added that it is definitely a big responsibility to play the character of Maratha King Warrior.
The actor revealed that Raj Thackeray offered him the film and said that he is best suitable for this role. He also said that it’s going to be a challenging role for him to play and people would be expecting so much from him. He also promised that he will not disappoint the audience this time and will try his best to portray the ideal on the screen.
The film is going to be a Marathi original directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, but the film will be released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu as well under the Qureshi Productions produced by Vaseem Qureshi. The film’s original plot is not revealed yet but it will be a historical action period drama film.
The filmmaker said, he always wanted to work with Akshay and he is the best match for the role. He said he couldn’t picture anyone else in the role except Akshay. He quoted, “ It’s been a dream to get to work with Akshay Kumar himself and I couldn’t afford to let go of the opportunity”.
The first look of the film was launched at an event organized by the team in Mumbai, and the list of guests was not only the production team of the film including the actors but also the Indian politician Raj Thackrey accompanied by Eknath Shinde as well. The Chief Minister of Maharastra Eknath Shinde with the founder of Maharashtra Navniraman Sena Raj Thackeray joined in the event with the director and the actors to boost their enthusiasm towards the film.
The film will require modifications that the team will be working on soon as the pre-production of the film begins. The team said that these are just screen tests, there is much more to the process that hasn’t even begun yet. It will be tough to bring out a character of such a legend on the screen but it will be exciting to work with Akshay.
Akshay Kumar is known for his versatility in script and genre selection which takes him on different journeys throughout the shooting process. The actor already had four theatrical and one OTT release this year and yet confirms another one. This year may not be one of the greatest years of his career, but he has impressed his fans with varied performances in Bacchan Pandey, Samrat Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, Cattputlli, and his recent release Ram Setu.
Ram Setu off puts the audience from the collection but has impressed many with his acting skills in the film. The film couldn’t sustain the audience for a longer time in the theatres but proved itself better than the others at the box office at present. His upcoming film will be released on Diwali 2023 and the actor hopes for the film to have a huge impact on the audience as well as at the box office.