Shahid Kapoor To Play Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj In An Upcoming Movie?

Shahid Kapoor is all set to star in his second-ever period-drama film as he is about to take on the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

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March 1, 2021

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Shahid Kapoor who has always been adored by fans of Bollywood for taking on challenging roles is once again at it. This time, the actor is getting ready to become Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a period drama. Ashwin Varde, who previously worked with Shahid in the movie Kabir Singh, is all set to produce a period drama and all rumours suggest that Shahid Kapoor will play the historical ruler.

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Shahid Kapoor is a versatile actor and the rumours of him playing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj have got his fans at the edge of their seats. The character of the brave Maratha warrior was earlier once portrayed by Sharad Kelkar in the Ajay Devgn starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. It was earlier rumoured that a giant period saga based on the life and triumphs of Chhatrapati Shivaji was in the pipeline. Currently, the rumours are stronger than ever and it seems like Shahid will portray the role.

If all goes as per plan, this will be one of Shahid Kapoor’s biggest outings, becoming his second period-drama since Padmaavat which released in 2018. The movie was in the pipeline for the biggest time as it was Riteish Deshmukh’s dream to make a multi-lingual pan-India film. Shahid Kapoor, who enjoyed critical acclaim for his role in Padmaavat, enjoys a big fan following for his versatile roles and is on track to increase it with his latest outing.

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On the work front, Shahid Kapoor will be next seen in Jersey which is set to release by November 5 2021. The actor will be seen in the role of a cricketer in the Bollywood remake of a Telugu movie in the same name. The movie will also feature Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in main roles.

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