Known for his candid opinions, the maverick director took to Twitter and wrote, “Casting a Muslim in a role of the ultimate Hindu proves a real true core #ShivSena stand that “ Wo Muslim Bhi Hindu hai jo Hindustan me hai”
“I salute ShivSena, Uddhav Thackeray and the entire film team for creating this ” he added.
In this political drama, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is donning the role of Shiv Sena founder Bala Saheb Thackeray. Helmed by filmmaker Abhijit Panase, Thackeray is the tale of India’s most controversial but multifaceted personality Bala Saheb Thackeray.
Ram Gopal Verma made a film called Sarkar which was reportedly based on the like of Bala Saheb Thackeray Where BIG B Amitabh Bachchan has played the titular role.
The film will be a hard-hitting story of a veteran artist-turned politician who founded a city-based party Shiv Sena in the name of ‘Marathi Pride’. Actress Amrita Rao will be essaying the role of Meenatai Thackeray, wife of Shiv Sena chief.
Senior Shiv Sena leader and former Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut is presenting the prestigious project under the banner of VIACOM18 Motion pictures in association with carnival motion pictures.