Ajay Devgn is all set for Tanhaji and has already shortlisted the next subject for the franchise of unsung heroes from various states. The next film is on the scripting stage and will be adapted from Amish Tripathi’s upcoming novel.
The actor in an interview with Mumbai Mirror revealed, the next movie of the Unsung hero franchise will be based on King Suhaldev, who defeated Mahmud of Ghazni’s army in Bahraich (In Uttar Pradesh today) in the 11th Centuary. Suheldev is also the one who rebuilt the Somnath Teemple after it was razed by Mahmud Ghazni. Ajay has met the author and discussed its film adaptation.
The actor turned director and producer is in a period drama spree. Apart from Tnahaji he will star in Miadaan based on football coach Syed Abdul Rahim and Bhuj: The Pride of India (on IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik). Neeraj Pandey’s upcoming movie on great ancient Indian philosopher Chanakya is also due and the actor said the shoot will start mid-2020.
Talking about his upcoming directorial that started with U Me and Hum and latest being Shivaay, the actor said he is working on something and it is too early to dilvulge the details.
Set in the 17th centuary, the biographical film is based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, a military leader in the army of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Talking about the film, Ajay had earlier said, ''You have to be careful and honest to history. After from being careful, we followed the history. If someone asks us questions we can show that it is a part of history.''
Ajay and Kajol are coming together onscreen after a gap of nine years. Their last film was Toonpur Ka Super Hero. Saif and Ajay are set to be seen together in the Om Raut directorial after 12 years. They last collaborated in National Award-winning Omkara, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
The cast also includes Pankaj Tripathi, Sharad Kelkar, Jagapathi Bab und Neha Sharma. The film is being produced jointly by T-Series and Ajay Devgn. It is slated to hit the screens on 10 January, 2020 along with Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak.