On Veer Savarkar’s 138th birthday, a biopic was announced to him.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, sources now indicate that its makers have three actors as their top pick – Ayushmann Khurrana, Randeep Hooda and Rajkummar Rao – in the lead role of Verer Savarkar.
Why Only Them?
Insiders in the industry say the three actors are targeted primarily for the major physical changes they can make in their movies.
Commercial experts believe that to make a biopic in a person like Veer Savarkar as realistic as possible, the crème de la crème of the industry needs to come into play.
Commenting on this, a well-known commercial source was quoted as saying, “All three are talented actors and prepare for their roles with full dedication. For his role in the film ‘Sarbjit’, Randeep Hooda lost 18 kg in just 20 days. While Rajkummar Rao in ‘Trapped’ and Ayushmann Khurrana in ‘Badhaai Ho’ (also Bala and Dream Girl) showed a different body transformation of their roles and dedication to art.”
Biopic On Veer Savakar
“Ayushmann has also displayed his comfort with imbibing various accents. For these reasons and more, they are the biggest contenders for the role of Veer Savarkar.”
It will be interesting to see who ultimately holds the role of Veer Savarkar.
Savarkar was a key figure in the founding of the Hindu Mahasabha. Fifty-five years after his death, he continues to express strong reactions to various political parties.
To be shot across London, the Andamans and Maharashtra, Swatantra Veer Savarkar, promises to delve deep into the life of the polarising pre-Independence figure.