Nawazuddin Siddique will act in upcoming film Thackeray. Nawaz currently in Mauritius for shooting of Anil Sharma’s upcoming film Genius, on Thursday evening, took a video of him talking about the film. In the video, he shared his gratitude towards doing the role of a legend. “So curious everyone would be to know how I will appear in the film then the main thing how my accent will be delivered on screen. It will be a great point at issue of course. With the role of Thackeray in film, his inspiration and blessings will lead me to work harder and succeed,” he said and that too in fluent Marathi.
The official unveiling event kicked off at 8 pm at a suburban five-star hotel with Shiv Sena members present. Uddhav Thackeray accompanied by wife Rashmi and son Aditya were present at the event. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan attended the event. Amitabh and Thackeray had been close friends and had met often until the politician passed away in 2012.
The actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui looked very ready and in high spirits to recreate the life of Maharashtra’s tiger. “Any actor would feel great about receiving an offer to do a role of Thackeray, because of the heritage he left behind,” said the actor. He also said that he will need a minimum of 15 days to study the charisma and charm of the politician.
The film ‘Thackeray’ directed by Marathi scriptwriter-turned director Abhijit Panse, is planned to be released on Bal Thackeray’s 93rd birth anniversary on Jan 23, 2019. Nawaz only shot for the teaser and will head on to its principal photography in few days. The full-fledged commercial film with four-month production schedule is said to be shot in Mumbai and several actual locations. The film by Sanjay Raut’s Rauters Entertainment.
Many hullabaloos were fired on social media blabbing that it will be impossible for a Muslim from Uttar Pradesh to enact a man from Maharashtra who fought for Hindutva. Despite many controversies, Nawaz seems glad and confident for his role.
“With the role of Thackeray in film, his inspiration and blessings will lead me to work harder and succeed”