Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is all set to portray another real-life historical figure – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the film titled ‘Veer Daudale Saat’.
Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar it is a pan-India Marathi film, and is set for a Diwali 2023 release.
The announcement was made in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray.
Veer Daudale Saat will be released not just in Marathi but also in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Produced by Vaseem Qureshi’s Qureshi Productions, it is all set to be released on Diwali 2023. This means that this will be the third consecutive Diwali release for Akshay Kumar after Sooryavanshi (2021) and Ram Setu.
At a grand event held today in Mumbai, it was announced that Akshay will play none other than Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mahesh Manjrekar’s magnum opus, Veer Daudale Saat. Interestingly, the invite sent out didn’t mention that Akshay Kumar is a part of the film or that he will be present at the event. The superstar turned up all of a sudden, shocking the journalists present.