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From Vada Pav Stalls To Banners, 'Thackeray' Fever Takes Over Mumbai

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Published:

The much-anticipated trailer of upcoming Bollywood film 'Thackeray' released on December 26 following a launch event in Mumbai amid controversies over the Censor board objecting to certain dialogues in the film. The biopic narrates the story of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and features Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the iconic political leader. 

However, with just a few weeks left for the film to release, seems like the 'Thackeray' fever has taken over the city of Mumbai. Republic TV recently got hold of a few pictures, where one can see huge 'Thackeray' banners alongside the Shiv Sena symbol at the cinema theatres. 

In a unique promotional stunt, the vada pav stalls were also creatively decorated with the film's promotional banner and titled 'Shiv Vada Pav'. Plus, the party's iconic orange flags were also mounted on top of the theatres, thus proving that the film's fever is taking over the city. 

Here are the pictures! 

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 Read: 'No Other Movie Should Be Released On The Day 'Thackeray' Movie Hits The Theatres', Threatens Shiv Sena

‘Thackeray’ is set to release on 25 January, two days after the birth anniversary of Thackeray. 

Bala Lokare, Secretary, Shiv Sena Chitrapat Sena, had previously stated that he won’t allow any other movie releasing alongside ‘Thackeray’ to work. 

Lokare in a Facebook post wrote, “Thackeray film 25 January ko aa rahi hai, koi bhi film 25 ko aayegi to chalne nahi denge (‘Thackeray’ film is releasing on 25 January. If any other film releases on 25th, we won’t let it work.)

When Republic TV got in touch with Lokare, he confirmed that he won't allow any other movie to hit the theatres on January 25. We contacted the director Abhijit Panse, who could not be reached for comment. 

‘Thackeray’ is set to release alongside two other movies, Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’ and Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Super 30’ 

Watch the trailer of the film below! 




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