Akshay Kumar to Play Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in His Marathi Debut Film

Akshay Kumar will make his Marathi debut with 'Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat' directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.

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Akshay Kumar is all set to make his Marathi debut with filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar's periodic drama, Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat. Akshay will be seen playing the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the film, as per a report by PTI. The announcement was made at the muhurat ceremony of the upcoming film in Mumbai on Wednesday, 2 November.


Talking about his role in the film, Akshay said at the event, "It is a huge deal for me to play the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. To play the role of such a legendary personality is a huge responsibility. I am so happy about this. It is dream come true kind of a role. It is a huge task and I would like to say I will give my best," PTI quoted the actor.

Whereas, director Manjrekar shared why he chose Akshay for such a crucial role. PTI quoted him saying, "It was my wish to work with Akshay. And for this role I couldn't see any other actor but him. We wanted a certain personality and look and Akshay had the apt image to play a Hindu raja (king)."

Produced by Vaseem Qureshi, Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat is scheduled for its theatrical release on Diwali 2023. The Marathi film will release in three other regional languages — Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.


Besides his Marathi debut, Akshay will also be seen in filmmaker Raj Mehta's Selfiee, alongside Emraan Hashmi, Nushrrat Bharuccha, and Diana Penty. The film is a remake of the 2019 Malayalam comedy, Driving License and will hit the big screens next year, in 2023.

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