Nawazuddin Siddiqui will essay the role of Bal Thackeray, in his biopic?

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is already recognised in the industry for his versatility in portraying unconventional roles.

We have seen him giving some exceptional performances in films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Baadlapur, Raees and we wish he continues to do so. He slays in all kinds of roles he performed.

Now, it is being speculated that the actor is all set be part of a biopic that is based on political party Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

Rajyasabha MP and Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut who has scripted the story, said, he was inspired by Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi and Justin Chadwick’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. “As someone who spent a lot of time with Balasaheb I know there is so much in his life that lends itself to the big screen,” he said. “Balasaheb was a mass leader and I want this to be a mainstream popular film which will strike a chord with all those who know about him and his struggle.”

According to sources, the official announcement will be made on December 21 at an event in Mumbai which will boast the presence of stars like Amitabh Bachchan.

The biopic is being produced by Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, under the banner ‘Raut’ers Entertainment’. It has also surfaced that the biopic on Balasaheb will be directed by MNS leader Abhijeet Panse.