Was Thackeray initially offered to Irrfan Khan?

Thackeray was released in 2019 by Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer. After a six-year break, the film marked Amrita Rao's return. Some interesting trivialities are here. 

by Nithiya

Updated: May 01, 2020 20:29 IST

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Irrfan as Thackeray?

In 2019 Thackeray hit silver screens based on the real-life affairs of political leader Bal Thackeray. The film was directed by famous Marathi-language director Abhijit Phanse, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Amrita Rao. Reports show that the creators wanted to sign Irrfan Khan for the leading role initially. Due to the narrow program Irrfan, however, Nawazuddin played a role, impressing critics and the general public by his ability to perform. Here are some exciting biopic trivials.


Fine points of Thackeray: 

  • Reports say that Rasika Duggal was the first choice for Meena Tai Thackeray's role. Thackeray trivia: However, in Nandita Das' Manto, the managers decided to get a new pair, because Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Duggal had played husband and wife. Therefore, Amrita Rao was signed by the builders.

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui is said to have spent hours getting ready because of the prosthesis. The filmmakers gave Nawaz the Bal Thackeray shows to look perfect, according to a media report. The film was made.

  • Two days after the 93rd birthday of Bal Thackeray, Thackeray was released.

  • The reports reveal that Nawazuddin Siddiqui's well-known Marathi actor Sachin Khedekar dubbed the Marathi film version.

  • Thackeray marked Abhijit Phanse's debut in the Hindi language. He directed Marathi's film, Rege, previously.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen on the professional front in Rome Mein in Tannishtha Chatterjee. It is scheduled to hit the scene soon, featuring, among others, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Valentina Corti, Isha Talwar, and Tannishtha Chatterjee. The film is known as a psychological drama. Nawaz has his hands full of several other films in addition to the next one.

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