The Vicky Kaushal and Rashmika Mandana-starrer film Chhava is all set to roll the cameras and starts its principal photography next month.
The film is a period drama, and will see Kaushal essaying the role of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, the eldest son of the Maratha empire’s founder and the great warrior king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
While the film will be primarily focused on Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj’s sacrifice, and his strategies for the warfare, it will also explore a love angle between Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj and his wife, Yesubai Bhonsale (essayed by Mandanna).
A source told IANS, “The film, after witnessing a delay, is all set to start its production in the month of October. Rashmika was always the first choice for the part and was locked after her look test."
Chhava will mark the second collaboration between Kaushal and director Laxman Utekar after their last release Zara Hatke Zara Bachke also starring Sara Ali Khan.
The film is being produced under the banner of Maddock Films, and will be their first historical project. While Kaushal has The Great Indian Family on the horizon, Mandanna will next be seen in Animal with Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.