After Ved, Riteish Deshmukh’s Next is Raja Shivaji

The film will be released in Marathi and Hindi and produced by Jio Studios
After Ved, Riteish Deshmukh’s Next is Raja Shivaji
After Ved, Riteish Deshmukh’s Next is Raja Shivaji

After Ved (2022), Riteish Deshmukh once again wore the director’s hat for his upcoming film Raja Shivaji which will be headlined by Deshmukh as he will essay the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

The makers have released the first look poster of the film and have kept the rest of the details under wraps. The basic pre-production work has been concluded and Deshmukh is planning to take the film on floors very soon.

Announcing the project, Jyoti Deshpande, President – Media & Entertainment, RIL said, “At Jio Studios, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of storytelling and bringing diverse narratives to audiences worldwide. Raja Shivaji embodies this vision, it’s not just a regional tale, it’s a culturally rooted narrative designed to transcend languages and regions and we are very proud to associate with Riteish and Genelia in bringing the story of one of India’s greatest sons of the soil to life through this magnificent project”.

Deshmukh said, “In the annals of history, there emerges a figure who transcends mere mortal existence—a legend, an icon, an eternal flame of inspiration. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is not a mere historical figure; he is an emotion, a timeless saga of valour, and a beacon of hope that has illuminated hearts for over three and a half centuries. Our deepest aspiration has always been to immortalize his awe-inspiring journey on the grand canvas of cinema—a journey of epic proportions, depicting the rise of a boy who defied the invincible, sparking the flames of Swarajya. A rebel whose courage knew no bounds, he didn’t just rule land, he conquered hearts, earning the endearing title of Raja Shivaji. ”.

Genelia Deshmukh, Producer, Mumbai Film Company added, “Bringing the epic life of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on celluloid has been our long standing passion. We embark on a noble quest, not merely to produce a film, but to weave a narrative thread that enriches the tapestry of our culture and history. Raja Shivaji is our biggest dream and we couldn’t have found a better partner than Jyoti Deshpande and Jio Studios, who have the legacy of doing the unthinkable. It’s not only a huge honour but immense responsibility, and we seek your good wishes as we pursue our calling ”.

Shivaji will be released in Marathi and Hindi and be produced by Jio Studios with Mumbai Film Company. National Award Winning Cinematographer, Santosh Sivan will be making his debut in Marathi Cinema with this film, which is touted to be one of the the most ambitious projects in the film industry. The music is composed by the reliable duo of Ajay Atul.

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