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Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao in race to play this historical character 

Friday, June 11, 2021 • Hindi Comments

Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao in race to play this historical character 

A few days ago, filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar announced that soon he'll be directing a film based on the life of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The film which is tentatively titled 'Swatantrataveer Savarkar', will be produced by Sandeep Singh. The film hasn't roped in anyone for the titular role yet but two amazing actors are in the race for it.

Makers are considering Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao as of now. A source close to the project shared, "The bid was between Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana. The team is clear on one fact – they need a terrific performer to pull off this challenging role and they zeroed in on Raj and Ayushmann. Both of them were spoken to for the film and it seems the team might have expressed their interest in one of them already."

The source further added, "Ayushmann Khurrana has a slight edge over Rajkummar Rao. Rajkummar has many films lined up which he needs to shoot next, whereas, Ayushmann clearly has delivered better box office numbers than Raj on average. The budget of this film will be high, so they want a bankable star and Ayushmann is their first choice. They are already in talks and it needs to be seen if they mutually agree on the project anytime soon.”

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