Sanjay Raut: I decided to cast Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray within two minutes

Author : Grinell Jacinto
Sanjay Raut On Casting Nawazuddin Siddiqui As Balasaheb Thackeray

Sanjay Raut on casting Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray

The trailer of the biopic on Shiv Sena Supremo – Balasaheb ThackerayThackeray – has got over 10 million views on YouTube already. Firebrand Journalist-MP and man behind the film, Sanjay Raut, revealed that the casting for the role of Balasaheb took barely two minutes.

“Once while I was traveling, I watched Freaky Ali, where Nawazuddin Siddiqui played a golfer. I had already seen it before but I started watching it again, only to realize that Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s face can be made to look like Balasaheb,”

said Sanjay Raut who has also written the film.

Sanjay stated that before casting Nawazuddin he wanted to see his style and gestures. In a matter of minutes, Raut was convinced.

“I called him at a hotel and I observed his style and gait. And within minutes, I told him that I am making the ‘Thackeray’ biopic and he is playing Balasaheb Thackeray,”

said Raut.

Thackeray starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the Shiv Sena Supremo and Amrita Rao as Meenatai Thackeray, the film releases on January 25, 2019, Thackeray is directed by Abhijit Panse, presented by Sanjay Raut, and produced by Raut’ers Entertainment LLP, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Carnival Motion Pictures.

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