Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in and as Thackeray in Abhijit Panse’s film. The film is set to release on January 25, 2019. However, there has been a row regarding the film’s release date, with some activists claiming that they want a solo release for the film. Cheat India makers preponed the film’s release date and speculations were rife that they did it to allow a clean release for Thackeray and to avoid clash. Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is also set to release on the 25th.
Superstar Aamir Khan, who attended an event in Mumbai yesterday was asked about the film and producers changing release dates of their films to avoid clash with Thackeray. He said, “Every producer wants his/her film to release on a good (suitable) date…Each producer also wants (date of release of) his/her film to not clash with any other big film. I think, there is no bigger star than Balasahab in Maharashtra. So, no one would want to clash with that (release of the film `Thackeray’). So, it is a normal thing. I don’t think there is any surprise.”
The film’s director was also asked about postponing the film’s release owing to a box-office clash with Manikarnika earlier and he had said that they won’t change the release date as they want the film to release around Bal Thackeray’s birth anniversary, January 23.
The film’s trailer has piqued audience’s curiousity and fans are eager to see Nawazuddin Siddiqui essay Shiv Sena supremo in the film.