PeepingMoon Exclusive: Randeep Hooda to act and direct Swatantra Veer Savarkar after Mahesh Manjrekar steps down as the director


In the month of March, it was confirmed that the biopic of politician, activist, and writer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar will be headlined by Randeep Hooda. Titled Swatantra Veer Savarkar, it was to be directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. 

However now, has exclusively learnt that Mahesh has opted out of the project. Our sources further informed us that Randeep, who was initially cast to play the titular role only, has taken over the directorial responsibilities too. We also learnt that the shoot will kickstart in Maharashtra next week. 

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Randeep's look as Veer Savarkar was unveiled on the freedom fighter's 139th birth anniversary on May 28. 

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was one of the most important figures of the Hindu Mahasabha, a Hindu nationalist organisation and a political party. He was a politician, activist and writer and was jailed by the British for his efforts toward India’s freedom struggle in Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is known to have developed the Hindu nationalist political ideology of Hindutva. Veer Savarkar died on February 26, 1966, in Bombay.