Salman Khan has agreed to be a part of the biopic on Chhatrapati.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh says Salman Khan agreed even without knowing which part he will play adding that it is something “gracious” of the superstar.
Earlier this year, the 50-year-old “Dabangg” actor confirmed he will be a part of the Marathi biopic, which stars Riteish in the titular role.
“It was extremely gracious of him (Salman) to have offered to be a part of this without knowing exactly what part he is going to play. I respect that faith he has in me and our friendship,” Riteish said in an interview.
Salman, who did a cameo in the “Housefull 3” star’s Marathi film “Lai Bhaari”, had said his role in the upcoming biopic won’t be confined to a brief appearance.
Riteish said currently the writing process is on and it would be too premature to talk about that. He added that Salman is quite fluent in Marathi and the duo talk in that language.
The 37-year-old actor, however, said bringing the life and times of the Maratha warrior will be a daunting task and he considers it big responsibility.
“It’s a huge responsibility to make a film on that personality. Because it is not only a story but there are lots of emotions attached to that personality and the life. It’s not that you’re talking about a forgotten hero.
The biopic will be directed by National Award winning director Ravi Jadhav.
Ravi Jadhav, a well known name in Marathi cinema after the success of Balak Palak and Timepass, has directed Banjo which was released on Friday. – CINEWS