The upcoming Bollywood venture '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 film also stars Amrita Rao, Mohanlal and Sudhir Mishra among others in the lead. Nawazuddin's eye-grabbing makeover as Bal Thackeray has been in the news for a while and now makers have revealed the first look of actress Amrita Rao from the film who will be playing the role of Meena Tai Thackeray, wife of the renowned political leader.
In a picture that is doing rounds on the internet, actress Amrita Rao can be seen acing up the role of Meena Tai Thackeray. She was known for her motherly nature and was fondly called as Maa Saheb.
She can be carrying the look of a simple Indian wife wearing a peach saree, small studs, Mangalsutra and a red bindi. Although trailer of the film was released weeks earlier, Amrita's look was kept under wraps.
Here's the picture:
Amrita who has returned to the film industry after a long time now seems to have completely fit in the character. In fact, she has also changed her Twitter name to 'Meena Tai Thackeray' and uploaded this photograph as the display picture.
Take a look:
The trailer of the film released on December 26 following a launch event in Mumbai amid controversies over the Censor board objecting to certain dialogues in the film. Several celebrities across domains have expressed their views on the upcoming venture on social media. The trailer features Thackeray’s rise from humble beginnings to establish a political party as he felt it was important to get involved with the people to serve the people.
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.
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