Sambhaji Brigade Raises Objections to Ajay’s ‘Tanhaji’ Trailer

The trailer was released on 19 November.

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Ajay Devgn in a poster for <i>Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior.</i>

The Sambhaji Brigade has taken offence to certain scenes in the trailer for Ajay Devgn’s period film Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior, which was released on 19 November. The Maratha organisation has written to director Om Raut seeking clarification on certain issues, reports Mumbai Mirror.

They have taken umbrage at a scene in which a person is seen hurling a wooden stick at Shivaji Maharaj, and have objected to the dialogues of Kajol, who plays Savitribai Malusare. They have also alleged that by showing the OM symbol on the saffron Maratha flag, the makers have attempted to erase Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s secular image and have distorted facts. Lokmat reports that the Sambhaji Brigade has also demanded a special screening of the film ahead of its release.

Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior is based on the life of Tanhaji Malusare, a leader in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s army. He was enlisted by Shivaji to recapture the Kondana fort from the Mughals and managed to do so with the help of his pet monitor lizards. However, he lost his life in 1670 in the Battle of Sinhagad, and Shivaji renamed the fort to Sinhagad (Lion Fort) in memory of his commander. The film stars Ajay Devgn as Tanhaji with Kajol as his wife and Saif Ali Khan as Udaybhan Rathod, a Rajput officer appointed by Mughals to defeat the Marathas. It has been produced by Ajay Devgn FFilms and T-Series and releases on 10 January 2020.

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