Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played the poet Saadat Hasan
Manto in the film, “Manto,” will be seen in the biopic on Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena founder. Nawazuddin looks just like a photocopy of Bal Thackeray in a video from the sets of the film, which has just started its shooting. Nawaz was seen in a saffron shawl and he just looked like the political leader. Nawaz had already stated that playing in Thackeray biopic is a lifetime experience. He also said that Thackeray is a transparent person and is proud to represent him on screen. Sanjay Raut, the politician is producing the film. As he knew well that Nawaz is the right person to reprise Thackeray, he had chosen him, said Sanjay. Abhijit Panse directs the film and the film will be released in Hindi, Marathi and English. It will hit the screens on 23rd January 2019.