Bollywood’s acclaimed director Mahesh V Manjrekar is set to bring the story of controversial freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Sawarkar titled SwatantraVeer Savarkar. The film is produced by Sandeep Singh.
Sandeep acquired the rights to the story of Savarkar. On the 138th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter, Singh said, “Veer Savarkar is revered and criticized in equal measure. He has been made into a polarising figure today but I feel that’s because people don’t know enough. No one can deny that he was an important part of our freedom struggle and our attempt is to present a peek into his life and journey.”
Producer Amit B Wadhwani also said, “I am happy that we are making a film that highlights the work of a freedom fighter. Veer Savarkar is an important part of India’s history that needs to be told. Unfortunately, the optics have prevented the man from being understood, let alone from being celebrated.”
“I have forever been fascinated by the life and times of Veer Savarkar. I believe he is a man who didn’t get his due in history. The fact that he evokes such strong emotion points to a life that must have impacted so many. As a director, I know it’s going to be a challenge but one that I want to take on”, said Mahesh V Manjrekar added.
According to the report SwatantraVeer Savarkar will be shot across London, the Andamans, and Maharashtra.
Savarkar is remembered as a lawyer, a poet, an author, a social reformist, a freedom fighter among other things. Savarkar was an advocate of establishing India as a Hindu Rashtra.
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