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.