A few weeks ago, Kaun Banega Crorepati landed in the controversy as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was referred to ‘Shivaji’ in the options for one of the questions. Expectedly, there was a rage on social media and the users trended the #BanKBC on Twitter. Yesterday, a similar instance took place during the trailer launch of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, but actor Sharad Kelkar handled it with his epic reply and is surely winning our hearts.
During the trailer launch event, one of the journalists asked Sharad Kelkar about his role of Shivaji Maharaj by quoting, “Sharad Kelkar aap Shivaji ka role play kar rahe hai?” to which the actor instantly interrupted her by correcting the journalist as “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj”. As soon as the actor replied, people in the hall went crazy, by pouring in claps and whistles.
The netizens too couldn’t control to applause this respectful act of Sharad Kelkar by sharing the videos.
Check out the video below:
Speaking about the movie, Tanhaji also stars Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol in pivotal roles. The film is slated to release on 10th January 2020. The trailer was unveiled yesterday at an unusual time of 1.47 pm, which sparked curiosity amongst the fans. The trailer is a huge hit on YouTube with 25 million views and 714K likes within 24 hours of release.
Meanwhile, Sharad Kelkar revealed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela was a game-changer for him.
“‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela‘ was a gamechanger for me. I think people accepted me from ‘…Ram Leela’. From a TV actor to do a film, the phase was difficult but I got an amazing response through that,” Sharad told IANS.