Recently the powerful political party, Shiv Sena, celebrated its golden jubilee of completing 50 glorious years of reigning the heart of the Maharashtra on June 19, 2016. On this occasion, the eminent Thackeray bahu Smita Thackeray and her son Rahul Thackeray shared some fond memories of their beloved Balasaheb Thackeray, who was lovingly addressed as ‘Saheb’ and confirmed the news of making a biopic on the latter’s life.
The strong social activist and producer Smita Thackeray will be producing the biopic and it will be directed by her elder son Rahul Thackeray. The doting bahu had a dream to write a biography on ‘Saheb’ which unfortunately didn’t materialize but she feels blessed to have a son like Rahul who willingly took forward her dream of bringing forth the interesting journey of the charismatic man Balasaheb Thackeray.
Expressing her happiness, Smita Thackeray shares,
“Balasaheb has always been an enigma and a legend for both his followers and his family. It is always an honor to be a part of his journey. 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.”
The film Saheb will be going on floors this year in October and will depict the life of the ‘Roaring Tiger’ Balasaheb Thackeray with the vision of his grandson Rahul Thackeray. The cast of the film is yet to be been finalized but we wait to learn who will be the one to portray the character of the powerful man.