Gangster dramas have always been a favorite genre of Bollywood buffs and Sanjay Gupta is amongst those rare filmmakers who can handle it quite deliberately with a sleek treatment. His upcoming Mumbai Saga featuring Emraan Hashmi and John Abraham, has piqued our interest owing to the era it’s going to trace. Now, there’s one interesting development of the project is coming in and it’s about the actor portraying Shivsena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray.
Earlier, Jackie Shroff was supposed to be a part of Mumbai Saga but later due to dates’ issues, the actor humbly stepped down and veteran actor and director Mahesh Manjrekar was roped in as a replacement. And according to the latest reports flowing in, the actor has a huge responsibility on his shoulders as he will be portraying the late firebrand political personality of Balasaheb Thackeray.
The movie will narrate the story of the 1980’s and 1990’s, during which Thackeray had a strong political influence over Mumbai.
Meanwhile, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta says he is excited, anxious and nervous to begin shooting for his film Mumbai Saga.
Sanjay took to Twitter where he called the film an ambitious and adventurous journey.
“It’s 5.30 in the morning and I’m having my cup of tea. In less than two hours I’ll be taking my first shot. I’m excited, anxious, nervous… a bit of all actually as I embark on this very ambitious and adventurous journey called ‘Mumbai Saga‘,” he tweeted.
The film, which is slated to release on June 19, 2020, also features Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy and Amole Gupte.