Actor Randeep Hooda said on Monday that he has started shooting for SwatantryaVeer Savarkar, a biopic on Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar. It also marks the directorial debut of Hooda, who plays the title role in the film. Director Mahesh Manjrekar had previously directed the film.
The actor, known for films like Highway, Sarbjit and Sultan, took to Twitter to share the news and said that working on the upcoming film is a “special moment” for him. “Lights, Camera STORY! Starting shooting for @anandpandit & @officialsandipsingh’s #SwatantryaVeerSavarkar next. The film is scheduled to release on 26 May 2023 on the occasion of #VeerSavarkar’s 140th birth anniversary @directorsamkhan,” Hooda wrote alongside photos from the set.
This is a special moment.
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) October 3, 2022
Produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Legend Studios, SwatantryaVeer Savarkar is co-written by Utkarsh Naithani and Hooda. Anand Pandit, Sandeep Singh and Sam Khan are credited as producers along with Roopa Pandit and Zafar Mehdi who were involved in the production.
According to Pandit, Hooda is the perfect actor to play the title role in the film.
“Our film also has Randeep as the director and that makes me proud,” he said in a statement.
“I feel privileged and honored to be doing this film,” added Singh. The film is slated to release on May 26, 2023.
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