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Updated January 6th, 2024 at 13:03 IST

Randeep Hooda flags off Swatantraveer Savarkar Mukti Shatabdi Yatra in Pune

Randeep Hooda, who will play freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the film Swatantraveer Savarkar, flagged off an event in Pune on Saturday.

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Randeep Hooda | Image:ANI
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Randeep Hooda, who will play freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the film Swatantraveer Savarkar, flagged off the Swatantraveer Savarkar Mukti Shatabdi Yatra from Yerwada Central Jail in Pune on Saturday. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was released from the jail on January 6, 1924. To mark the occasion, the actor kicked off the event in Pune.

Randeep Hooda | Image: ANI

 

What did Randeep Hooda say during the event?

Randeep Hooda engaged in a candid conversation with the media during the event. "Today is a very historic day, as today it has been 100 years since Savarkar Ji was released from jail and he was kept under house arrest in Ratnagiri and was in district arrest. The day he left from this jail, he first went to Bombay and then went to Ratnagiri, where he remained in the Restricted Movement for the next thirteen years," Randeep told ANI.

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He added, "He is such a great freedom fighter for our country, about whom people know very little. I hope that through my movie, people will know more about him. If you read about him in detail, you will come to know that his contribution to the country was very big. Whatever wrong concepts people have about him, watch the movie once and read about him, then decide."

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Who was Vinayak Damodar Savarkar?

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was born on May 28, 1883, in the village of Bhagur, near Nashik, Maharashtra, into the Marathi Chitpavan Brahmin Hindu family of Damodar and Radhabai Savarkar. He was a writer, activist, and freedom fighter. He was a prominent member of the 'Hindu Mahasabha.' Savarkar became involved in the freedom movement while still in high school and continued to do so while attending Fergusson College in Pune.

Swatantrya Veer Savarkar is directed and co-written by Randeep Hooda and Utkarsh Naithani, and is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures, Randeep Hooda Films, Legend Studios, and Avak Films. Ankita Lokhande, of Pavitra Rishta, will star alongside Randeep Hooda in the film.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 13:03 IST

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