Makers of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer ‘Thackeray’ today unveiled the trailer of the most anticipated political drama. Helmed by filmmaker Abhijit Panase, Thackeray is the tale of India’s most controversial but multifaceted personality Bala Saheb Thackeray.
The period drama will be a hard-hitting story of a veteran artist-turned politician who founded a city-based party Shiv Sena in the name of ‘Marathi Pride’. Known for his aggressive political speeches, Bala Saheb Thackeray captured the minds on Marathi people, especially based in Mumbai and western Maharashtra.
Under the leadership of Bala Saheb Thackeray, in 1995 Maharashtra assembly elections, Shiv Sena rode to power and Manohar Joshi became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Later he was replaced by Narayana Rane.
For the first time, national award-winning actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is donning the role of India’s most unconventional political leader. Actress Amrita Rao will be essaying the role of Meenatai Thackeray, wife of Shiv Sena chief.
Senior Shiv Sena leader and former Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut is presenting the prestigious project under the banner of VIACOM18 Motion pictures in association with carnival motion pictures.
The film will hit the screen on January 25.