Akshay Kumar to star in a Marathi movie as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj!
After messing up his role as Samrat Prithviraj, Akshay Kumar is now taking on the role to play of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in his Marathi movie debut Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat. The movie is being directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and it is set to release next year on Diwali.
The movie was announced at a grand event in Mumbai in which Akshay surprised everyone with his presence. Apart from Akshay, director Mahesh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief and founder, Raj Thackeray were also present at the event.
The actor announced his part in the movie by saying, “It’s a dream come true role for me. I think to portray Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the big screen is a very huge responsibility. I was taken aback when Raj sir asked me to portray this role. I feel so good to be playing this part and it’s going to be a dream come true role for me. Also, I will be working for the first time with Director Mahesh Manjrekar, and it is going to be an experience.”
Mahesh also added to this by saying, “Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat is my dream project, I have been working on it for the past 7 years, it is a subject that needed that much attention and research. It is by far the biggest and grandest Marathi film to be made and with its release nation-wide, I want people to know the story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the most powerful Hindu King. I am very fortunate to have Akshay Kumar on board to play the character of Shivaji Maharaj, I believe he’s perfect for the role”.