THACK­ERAY LIVES

India Today - - UPFRONT -

The Shiv Sena knows the im­por­tance of po­lit­i­cal tim­ing. Thack­eray, the biopic on the late Shiv Sena supremo pro­duced by Sena MP San­jay Raut, is to re­lease in Jan­uary 2019, four months be­fore the Lok Sabha polls. The movie chron­i­cles Bal Thack­eray’s (played by Nawazud­din Sid­diqui) rise to power un­til the for­ma­tion of the Shiv Sena-BJP govern­ment in 1995. Raut now wants to make a se­quel cov­er­ing the Raj-Ud­dhav Thack­eray split, for which direc­tor Shoo­jit Sir­car has been ap­proached. Timed for the Ma­ha­rash­tra assem­bly polls later that year, per­haps.

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