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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar shares first look from Marathi debut film

Actor will play Indian warrior king Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in upcoming period drama

Akshay Kumar on the Red Carpet on the third day of the Red Sea International Film Festival, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on December 3, 2022.
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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has unveiled his first look as Indian warrior king Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

The actor took to social media to share the first look video from his upcoming period drama ‘Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat’, which will also mark his debut in the Marathi film industry.

The actor’s Marathi debut has built an immense amount of anticipation among moviegoers.

Shooting for the film also commenced on Tuesday. Sharing the news on Instagram, Kumar wrote, “Starting the shoot of Marathi film ‘Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat’ today, in which I am fortunate to play the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ji. I will try my best to take inspiration from his life and the blessings of Maa Jijau! Keep blessing us,” in Hindi.


Apart from Kumar, the movie ‘Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat’ has an ensemble cast consisting of Jay Dudhane, Utkarsha Shinde, Vishal Nikam, Virat Madke, Hardik Joshi, Satya, Akshay, Nawab Khan and Praveen Tarde.

Earlier, expressing excitement about his Marathi debut Kumar said, “It’s a dream come true role for me. I think portraying Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on the big screen is a very huge responsibility. I was taken aback when Raj sir asked me to portray this role. I feel so good to be playing this part and it’s going to be a dream come true role for me. Also, I will be working for the first time with Director Mahesh Manjrekar, and it is going to be an experience.”

‘Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat’ is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and produced by Vaseem Qureshi. It is all set to release in cinemas on Diwali 2023 in Marathi, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

It is about the story of seven valiant warriors who had the sole aim of bringing Shivaji Maharaj’s dream of Swarajya to reality.