After playing an archaeologist in Ram Setu, Akshay Kumar is all set make his Marathi debut with Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat where he will be seen playing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
A mahurat shot event for the film was held in Mumbai on Tuesday with Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and MNS chief Raj Thackeray in attendance.
Talking about his Marathi debut, Akshay said at the event, “It’s a dream come true role for me. I think to portray Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the big screen is a very huge responsibility. I was taken aback when Raj sir asked me to portray this role. I feel so good to be playing this part and it’s going to be a dream come true role for me. Also, I will be working for the first time with director Mahesh Manjrekar, and it is going to be an experience.”
Mahesh Manjrekar also talked about the film and called it his dream project for which he has been working for the past 7 years as it needed a lot of research. “It is by far the biggest and grandest Marathi film to be made and with its release nation-wide, I want people to know the story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the most powerful Hindu King. I am very fortunate to have Akshay Kumar on board to play the character of Shivaji Maharaj, I believe he’s perfect for the role,” he said.