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Vicky Kaushal to play Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj in his next film

Director Laxman Uteka says the Bollywood actor was perfect for the historical role
Vicky Kaushal.
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PTI   |   Mumbai   |   Published 24.01.23, 09:19 AM

Bollywood star Vicky Kaushal is set to play the role of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj in his next film, director Laxman Utekar confirmed.

The "Mimi" fame director, who collaborated with Kaushal on a yet-to-be-released romantic comedy, said the actor was the perfect choice for the historical role.

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Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj is the son of the founder of the Maratha empire, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

“His personality, like his height and physique, matches that of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. He is also a fabulous performer. We didn’t do any look test, I was sure that he is the one who can play Sambhaji,” Utekar told PTI.

“He will train for four months in sword fighting, horse riding and a few other things. And once we are satisfied, we will start shooting,” he said.

The cinematographer-director said he was keen to explore the story of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj on the big screen. “We have seen many films on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, but nobody knows how big a warrior Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was, or his contribution towards the Maratha empire and to Maharashtra,” Utekar added.

The director said the film is in pre-production stage and shoot will commence in August-September.

The untitled film is backed by Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films, with whom Utekar has collaborated on two successful films — "Luka Chuppi" and "Mimi" -- in the past.

Utekar revealed that currently post-production work is underway on his romantic-comedy film featuring Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan. “The film is ready; it will release theatrically in April,” he said. 

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