Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Thackeray sequel on cards

Producer and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to make a sequel of Thackeray, a biopic based on the life of late Balasaheb Thackeray

Thackeray Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Thackeray sequel on cards Source : Press

The mounting number of biopics has brought content evolution in the Indian film industry. With many filmmakers endevouring to reflect reality on the screen, the veracity of the subject becomes questionable as the filtered information in the film either uncovers or camouflages the subject's true self.

Producer and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who is all set to present the life of late Balasaheb Thackeray on the big screens is contemplating to make a sequel of the film.

Commenting about the sequel of Thackeray, Sanjay Raut said to a leading news agency, "We can't sum up his life in one film. So, we are planning to make another part of his biopic as its sequel and we have started working on that aspect as well. Working with Balasaheb (Thackeray) was my dream. I have started visualising this new dream so that I can revisit my fond memories with him. I always tell that I can't live without him and through this film, I will be able to fulfill my wish."

On being asked about whether the film highlights the controversial portions of Thackeray's life, Raut said, "We haven't shown any controversial aspect in this film. Balasaheb's life has been an open book. He never tried to hide anything from his life. So, in this film also we are not showing any hidden truth of his life."

Commenting about choosing Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play the title role in the film, Raut said, "The decision was completely mine and I never discussed it with anyone else. When I thought that Nawazuddin can play role of Balasaheb that time, I started discussing with him about this film. When I told him that you are going to play the role of Balasaheb in a film that time, he was surprised for a minute but within three minutes, he agreed to be part of the film. He has done a really great job in the film and the audience will realise that fact when they watch the film."