On the auspicious occasion of Sambhaji Jayanti director Ajit Shirole and writer, Pratap Gangavane have come together to release the title poster of their upcoming mega-budget and multi-lingual film ‘Shivputra Sambhaji’ on social media. After film-makers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ashutosh Gowarikar who have set the bar in making historical genre films, director Ajit Shirole is all set to join the list with this film. He had recently worked in Anand Pimpalkar’s film Alay Mazya Rashila and has 13 hit and acclaimed Marathi films in his bag already. With this film director, Ajit plans on making his debut in Hindi Cinema. Within a very short time span, the poster has garnered a lot of curiosity and excitement amongst the fans.
Speaking about his decade long dream project, the director Ajit Shirole says, “Shivputra Sambhaji is going to be my most ambitious project as I have been planning and preparing for this for the last 10 years. I have referred to many historical documents and books Kadambari, Bakhar etc. I remember one day watching the Hollywood movie 300 and I was so fascinated by that movie and its VFX that I promised myself to make something so grand in Bollywood.”
“The reason I decided to make a film on Sambhaji Raje is that I have always been inspired by him. He was such a great and skilled leader who had mastered many languages at a very young age of 14. He was a scholar who has written 4 granths named Budhbhushan in Sanskrit, Naykabhed, Nakhshikh and Saatsatak in Braj language. Sambhaji Raje was known as the people’s leader and also took forward Shivaji Maharaj’s dream of Swarajya. Sambhaji proved to be an ideal successor to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj with a perfect combination of brilliance, strength, kindness, politeness and knowledge. He has valiantly fought many battles for our nation. I feel every person should know Raje’s story and gain a sense of nationality.” added the director with an immense feeling of pride in his voice.
Shivputra Sambhaji is produced under the banner of Shivani movies in association with Dhanraj Productions. The film will be made in 4 languages. It is written by one of the accomplished writers in the Marathi industry Pratap Gangavane, who is a master of historical writing with around 100 films and serials namely Raja Shivchatrapati, Swarajya Janani Jijamata, Swarajya Rakshak Sambhaji and Bajirao Mastani, Rajmata Jijau and Swrajya Rakshak Sambhaji and many more in his bag. As soon as the lockdown ends, director Ajit has planned to start shooting for the film in historical locations that revolve around Sambhaji Raje, like Raigad, Tulapur and Sangameshwar.
So, don’t miss and stay tuned to know more details about the official announcement of the cast of this film!