Ajay Devgan is all set to play the role of Maratha leader Subedar Taanaji Malusare on the silver screen in his upcoming film ‘Taanaji – The Unsung Warrior’. The actor recently revealed the Taanaji First Look on his Twitter account. The film has been co-produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and will be directed by Lokmanya Ek Yugpurush’s (2015) director Om Raut.
The film is scheduled to hit the screens next year.
Ajay Devgan shared the Taanaji First Look with the caption, “He fought for his People, his Soil & his King Chhatrapati Shivaji. The unsung warrior of glorious Indian history, Subedar Taanaji Malusare.”
He fought for his People, his Soil & his King Chhatrapati Shivaji. The unsung warrior of glorious Indian history, Subedar Taanaji Malusare. pic.twitter.com/3qTWvKdbol
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 19, 2017
In his earlier tweet, Devgan had shown his excitement regarding the film saying, “Can’t wait to share with you’ll something very exciting that we have been working on lately! Out at midnight!”
The film is the story of Subedar Taanaji Malusare, who fought alongside Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj who is known for his participation and success in 1670’s Battle of Sinhagad in which he re-conquered the fortress of Kondana with the help of his pet monitor lizard. The lizard can be clearly seen in the Taanaji First Look.
After he entered the fort, there was a fierce battle between him and Mughal fort keeper Udaybhan Rathod. Unfortunately, he died after the battle but his bravery and heroic deeds were always remembered in the several Marathi ballads.
His story will be clearly elaborated by Ajay Devgan in the movie.
For the time being, Ajay Devgan will be seen in Baadshaho and then in Golmaal Again. Baadshaho has been directed by Milan Luthria and also stars Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta in the main roles.
Golmaal Again is the fourth installment of Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal series. The actors Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade will be seen along with Tabu, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Parineeti Chopra who will be new joiners to the series.