Ajay Devgan to play the role of Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior


It has already been a year since Bollywood star Ajay Devgn announced his ambitious project ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’. To get the hype and excitement going, the star even launched a fiery poster that featured him as the great Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare, a commander in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s army.

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After the story of Peshwa Bajirao in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, another Maratha Warrior’s tale is all set to entertain the audience. Titled, Taanaji- The Unsung Warrior, the film stars Ajay Devgn as Subedar Taanaji Malusare, who fought alongside Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj. Though not much is know about the film, it will also feature Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. 

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Just as every hero’s story needs an antagonist, new reports have claimed Saif Ali Khan might be turning a shade darker for the film. While nothing has been set in stone as yet, the makers believe that Saif would make an interesting choice to play Udaybhan Rathod, a Rajput officer appointed by Jai Singh, chief of Aurangzeb’s Moghul army.

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Will fans get to see Saif and Ajay sharing screen-space for the fourth time in this film based on the Battle of Sinhagad? Only time will tell.

Meanwhile, over the year, numerous reports have hinted at the periodic-drama being released in a 3D format, while another claimed that Ajay is keen on bringing wife, Kajol on-board to play the female lead.

With pre-production work on in full swing, director Om Raut is expected to start filming ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’ in the next few months.

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Ajay Devgn has starred in many big films in his long career but one of the most ambitious ones has to be the upcoming ‘Tanaaji: The Unsung Hero’. The film has been in the news for a while but it began pre-production only recently. Now, there are reports that another big name might be roped in for the project. If reports are anything to go by, then Saif Ali Khan has been approached to play a crucial role in the historical film. Apparently, the actor was pretty reluctant to be in a multi starrer film but Ajay convinced him of a meaty role in the film. Other than Saif, Kajol will also be starring in the film as Ajay’s wife on screen.

The film is undergoing its pre-production work and the makers are yet to lock the final casting of the film. If reports are to be believed, Ajay Devgn’s wife and actress Kajol is expected to come on boards to play Taanaji’s better half. Though the film focuses on the heroic fight of Taanaji Malusare in the Battle of Sinhagad, it also puts light on his personal life.

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Initially there were talks that Ajay wanted to rope in Kajol to play Taanaji’s wife and it seems its time for Ajay and Kajol to share the screen space after years.

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Meanwhile, the project itself is expected to be mounted a massive budget of Rs 150 Crores. Stay tuned for more updates. Kajol plays wife role of Taanaji in a movie as real life also wife of Ajay Devgn.


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