The biopic is written by one of the senior leaders of Shiv Sena, Sanjay Raut and the legendary actor talked to him about his decision and said, “I am glad that you have taken the step to make a film on Bal saab. I wish you all the luck for the successful making of the film. If you need anything, any contribution from my end in whichever capacity, please allow me to know about it. I will be more than happy to be a part of the making of the film’’.
The actor was also present on the teaser launch event of the film.
Mr Bachchan not only extended his hands for help but also asked the makers to make a series instead of just one film.
“I want to request you not to limit the larger than life personality like him into a three-hour movie. I think in today’s time when we watch so many web series, we can make a series on Bal Thackeray to capture different phases of his life and personality. It will be really interesting for the generation to know a man like him’’.
Helmed by Abhijit Panse, the biopic titled ‘Thackeray’ will release on January 25, 2019 and stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role.