Vicky Kaushal to essay the role of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj soon!
Vicky Kaushal who is currently playing the role of Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw in Sam Bahadur has been roped in to play the historical role of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj in Laxman Utekar’s next directorial. The writing of this venture has been completed and it is currently in the pre-production stage.
For those who don’t know, Sambhaji Bhosale also known as Sambhaji Raje was the second Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire. He was the eldest son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and he ruled from 1681-1689.
“Laxman Utekar, who has previously directed light-hearted films like Luka Chuppi and Mimi, has been planning to make a film on Sambhaji Raje (as Sambhaji is formally called) for a long time. It’s an ambitious passion project that he is finally set to bring to life, and he is leaving no stone unturned to make it as grand as possible. He has been working on this project for the past six months and has brought on board a team of top-notch creative and technical talents. The writing is finished, and Laxman and his team are currently neck-deep in pre-production. Dinesh Vijan is giving his full support and has sanctioned a huge budget to make this film a truly visual spectacle,” the source close to the project revealed.