Last week, a new film on the life of the freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Sawarkar was announced. The film is tentatively titled SwatantraVeer Savarkar and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. It will be produced by Amit B Wadhwani.
The lead actor for the show is yet to be finalized. As per current speculations, the makers are preparing to approach superstars Ayushmann Khurrana, Randeep Hooda or Rajkummar Rao to essay the heroic character.
Addressing the speculations, a trade analyst shared that the makers need to get a versatile actor on board who could do justice to the biopic. They further added, “Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao and Randeep Hooda are some of the most talented actors of our generation. All three of them are known for their dedication to the movie projects they work in, which makes them the perfect choice for the role. While Hooda lost 20 kgs for ‘Sarbjit’ in 18 days, Rao showcased great physical transformations for his movies ‘Trapped’ and ‘Badhaai Do’. Ayushmann too has proved his mettle by learning appropriate accents and dialects for his movies. It will be interesting to see who the makers finalize as their lead.”
The film is set to be shot in London, Andaman and Maharashtra.