Randeep Hooda announced Wednesday that he will play Veer Svarkar in Mahesh Mendrakar’s directorial Swatantra Veer Sarkar. Savarkar was an activist, social reformer and writer. He also served as a historian, poet, political leader, philosopher, and historian. The announcement of the biopic was made on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day.
Sharing a photo Randeep wrote, “Kuch kahaniyaan batayi jaati hai aur kuch jee jaati hain! Grateful, excited and honoured to be part of #SwatantraVeerSavarkar’s biopic.”
Calling it a challenging role, Randeep shared his happiness about showcasing Veer Savarkar’s story on celluloid. He said, “There are many heroes that have played their part in getting us our independence. Not everyone gets their due. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the most controversial, debated and influential among these unsung heroes, deserves to be told. I am delighted to collaborate with Sandeep after Sarabjit for Swatantra Veer Savarkar.”
Mahesh Manjrekar said it is “the right time” to tell stories from our history that have remained “ignored” till date. “Swatantra Veer Savarkar will be an edgy cinematic narrative that will force us to revisit our history. I have been wanting to collaborate with Sandeep Singh, and I am glad that we are doing this film together,” he said.
Anand Pandit, Sandeep Singh and Swatantraveer Savarkar produced Swatantraveer Savarkar.