Amitabh Bachchan to play Maratha warrior Shivaji`s father

Last Updated: Aug 12, 2010, 12:19 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: A few days back, it was reported that Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt has been roped in filmmaker Soham Shah to play Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in one of his upcoming ventures. And according to the latest news, Big B too is set to act in another film based on the life of the Maratha warrior. However, the megastar has been approached to play the role of Shivaji’s father in a film by renowned Marathi filmmaker Vinay Apte.

Reports reveal that living legend Amitabh Bachchan will soon be seen playing Shahaji Bhonsle, the father of the legendary king, Shivaji. However, Vinay is hunting for a new face for the lead role.

Grapevine has it that unlike how the King has been portrayed till today, in Vinay’s film, the great Maratha warrior will be a 6-pack, bare-chested, all muscular man.

Sometime back, Soham Shah’s film based on the life of the Maratha king, which is set to have Sanjay Dutt playing the central character, had sparked off a debate as people were not in favour of Dutt, who was booked under TADA for his involvement in Mumbai blasts, to play Shivaji.