Ever since the announcement of Swatantra Veer Savarkar, the Randeep Hooda starrer has made headlines for various reasons. And, as per the latest development, director Mahesh Manjrekar has opted out of the project ahead of the planned shooting schedule.
However, produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Legend Studios, the upcoming biopic will start as scheduled. The pre-production is on and the director will be announced soon. Director Mahesh Manjrekar had prior commitments as a writer, actor and Big Boss host, and could not accommodate the project.
Not wanting to delay an already worked out schedule, in a mutual understanding the makers and the director have parted ways amicably. Producer Anand Pandit said, “Mahesh Manjrekarji is a very good director. We will definitely work together in future. Our film, Swatantrya Veer Savarkar, requires absolute dedication and time. But due to Maheshji’s prior commitments, we could not match the dates as per our decided shooting schedules.”
Swatantra Veer Savarkar is being jointly produced by Anand Pandit, Sandeep Singh and Sam Khan and co-produced by Roopa Pandit and Zafar Mehdi. On the occasion of the late freedom fighter’s 139th birth anniversary this year, the makers unveiled the first look poster. While sharing it, Hooda wrote, “ I hope I can live up to the challenge of filling such big shoes of a true revolutionary and tell his real story which had been brushed under the carpet for so long”, in his caption.