EXCLUSIVE | 'I Realized I Have Taken Up A Huge Responsibility': Nawazuddin Siddiqui On Portraying The Shiv Sena Supremo In 'Thackeray'

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The upcoming political drama 'Thackeray' that narrates the story of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the iconic political leader. Recently, the actor shared his experience portraying the Shiv Sena supremo on-screen.

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:

The upcoming political drama 'Thackeray' has been making the headlines ever since the film was announced. The biopic that narrates the story of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the iconic political leader. The actor who can be seen acing the role of the renowned political leader in the trailer of the upcoming venture recently shared his experience portraying the Shiv Sena supremo on-screen.  


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In an exclusive interview with Republic TV, Nawazuddin shared an experience when he realized the huge responsibility he has taken up with the role. Narrating the incident, he said, "After shooting the teaser, when I came out of the sets with the look of Balasaheb, there were many people outside. It was the first time I got to feel the emotional connection people had with him and it was very strong. Then, I realized I have taken up a huge responsibility and I have to execute it with utmost sincerity."

'Thackeray' portrays the rise of the political leader from humble beginnings to establish a political party as he felt it was important to get involved with the people to serve the people. It also stars Amrita Rao as Meena Tai Thackeray, wife of the renowned politician, who is fondly known as 'Maa Saheb'. Mohanlal and Sudhir Mishra are also featured in the lead. Nawazuddin's eye-grabbing makeover as Bal Thackeray has been in the news for a while and makers have also revealed the first look of actress Amrita Rao from the film recently.  


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The film has been directed by Abhijit Panse and written and produced by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and Shrikant Bhasi along with Viacom Motion Pictures. The movie will hit the screens on January 25, two days after the birth anniversary of Bal Thackeray. 

Watch the full interview above. 



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