Ram Setu star Akshay Kumar is all set to stun his fans with his Marathi debut with Mahesh Manjrekar’s next Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat. In the film, Akshay will play the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat is produced by Vaseem Qureshi.
The film is based on the story of seven valiant warriors who had the sole purpose of realizing Shivaji Maharaj’s dream of Swarajya, writing one of the most glorious pages of history.
Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat team had a unique mahurat shoot event in Mumbai, the event was also attended by various dignitaries including Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and MNS Chief Raj Thackeray.
Expressing excitement over his Marathi debut Akshay said, “It is a dream come true for me. I feel it is a very big responsibility to portray Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the big screen. I was surprised when Raj sir asked me to portray this role. I feel so good playing this role and it will be a dream come true for me. Also, I will be working with director Mahesh Manjrekar for the first time and it will be an experience.”
Antim: The Ultimate Truth director said, “Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat is my dream project, I have been working on it for the last 7 years, it is a subject that needed so much attention and research. It is by far the biggest and grandest Marathi film , which is made and with its nationwide release, I want people to know the story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the most powerful Hindu king. I am very lucky to have Akshay Kumar on board to play the character of Shivaji Maharaj, I think , he is perfect for the role”.
On the film and the team, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde said, “This film is going to be a super hit, my good wishes are with them. Balasahab Thackeray used to stand with Marathi cinema, Raj Thackeray also supports cinema.”