Here’s a look at Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray from the biopic Thackeray directed by Abhijit Panse. Nawaz as Thackeray is seen in this video exiting from an airport under the watch of his security personnel and the local police. Nawazuddin is seen getting into a car and exiting in this clip from the film.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is currently on a roll after winning high praise for his role in Sacred Games and for his performance in Nandita Das directed Manto. The actor has 6 films lined up for release in 2019 besides the second season of Sacred Games. The trailer of Thackeray is expected to release on 26 December.

In a report by IANS, Nawaz said that doing this biopic was a ‘lifetime experience’. “Balasaheb Thackeray was a transparent personality who empowered the common man and it is a lifetime experience essaying him,” Nawazuddin told IANS. In the photos shared so far, Nawazuddin bears an uncanny resemblance with Bal Thackeray. The teaser of the film was released a few months ago by Amitabh Bachchan. About playing Bal Thackeray on screen, Nawazuddin had earlier written on Instagram, “It’s an honour and pride to portray the real king of the country on screen.”

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