Balasaheb’s life story needs to be shared: Smita Thackeray

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Film producer Smita Thackeray is elated that a biopic on her late father-in-law, Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, is underway. She believes his life’s story needs to be told to the whole world.

Her son Rahul is directing the film.

It was in August last year that the biopic on Balasaheb Thackeray was announced. “Mary Kom” director Omung Kumar and Sandeep Singh, who recently produced “Sarbjit” together, are also producers of the film along with Rashid Saeed and Smita.

“Balasaheb has always been an enigma and a legend for both his followers and his family. It is always an honour to be a part of his journey,” Smita said in a statement.

“I believe his life’s story needs to be shared and I am glad that my son, Rahul, has taken up the challenge on making this biopic on his grandfather and my father-in-law ‘Saheb’,” she added.

The film “Saheb” will go on the floors in October and will depict the life of Balasaheb Thackeray from the vision of his grandson Rahul.

The cast of the film is yet to be finalised.

–IANS

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