Randeep Hooda to play Swatantra Veer Savarkar, calls freedom fighter, ‘most misunderstood hero’

Bangalore, first published on March 23, 2022, 3:17 p.m. IST

On March 23, Randeep Hooda revealed his next project, a biopic of revolutionary independence hero Veer Savarkar. Swatantra Veer Savarkar is the title of the film directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and the producers are Anand Pandit and Sandeep Singh.

After the critical and commercial success of “Sarabjit”, producer Sandeep Singh finds Randeep Hooda on his ambitious action film “Swatantra Veer Savarkar”. Randeep will play controversial Vinayak freedom fighter Damodar Savarkar. The film will enter production in June 2022 and will be shot in London, Maharashtra and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The film will shed light on India’s freedom movement from a different spectrum. National award-winning filmmaker Mahesh V Manjrekar will direct this untold story by Veer Savarkar.

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Randeep Hooda shared a photo with producers and director Mahesh Manjrekar and a black-and-white photo of himself, the film announced. He captioned the post, “Kuch kahaniyaan batayi jaati hai aur kuch jee jaati hain! Grateful, excited and honored to be part of the #SwatantraVeerSavarkar (sic) biopic. »

Who was Vinayak Damodar Savarkar?
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the revolutionary ideologue and Hindutva, has been the subject of several controversies. He was a liberation fighter, politician, lawyer, writer and social reformer born on May 28, 1883.

“There are many heroes who played their part in winning us our freedom,” Randeep said, “There are many heroes who played their part in winning us our independence. However, not everyone has not had his due. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is the most misunderstood, most debated and most influential of these unsung heroes and his story needs to be told. I am thrilled to collaborate with Sandeep after Sarabjit, for Swatantra Veer Savarkar. It will be again another difficult role to embody.

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Last updated Mar 23, 2022 3:17 PM IST

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