Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Jitendra Awhad, who represents Mumbra-Kalwa constituency, recently issued a threat to film director, writer and producer Om Raut and asked him to 'stop wrong depiction of history' in his film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, based on the life of Maratha warrior Tanhaji Malusare.
On his Twitter handle, Jitendra wrote that he has watched the trailer of the film and asked him to make immediate changes. If that doesn't happen, Jitendra added that he will take action, telling that if the director considers his demand as a threat then he is free to do so.
— Dr.Jitendra Awhad (@Awhadspeaks) November 20, 2019
Not just him, the Sambhaji Brigade, earlier today, sought clarification from Om regarding certain scenes in the trailer. In a latter, the organisation claimed that the makers have made a deliberate attempt to stamp out Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's secular image by showing Om on the saffron flag.
For the unversed, lead actor Ajay Devgn launched the trailer of his ambitious upcoming period drama at 1.47 pm on Tuesday. While slices of violence in the trailer suggest the film may not be for the fainthearted, actor-producer Ajay certainly has piqued public curiosity. Set in the 17th century, the Om Raut directorial is based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, an unsung warrior of Indian history and the military leader in the army of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, founder of the Maratha Empire.
Also starring Kajol and Saif Ali Khan, the film is slated to release on January 10, 2020.