May 28, 2024


In 2022, Riteish Deshmukh made his directorial debut with Ved. The Marathi film, featuring Riteish alongside Genelia Deshmukh, emerged as a blockbuster at the box office. Now, Riteish has announced his new movie on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti – Raja Shivaji. The first look is out and it’ll leave you wanting for more. Apart from directing, Riteish is also starring in it. Yes, Riteish will be playing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Riteish Deshmukh announces ‘Raja Shivaji’

He shared the poster and wrote in the caption, “In the annals of history, there emerges a figure who transcends mere mortal existence – a legend, an icon, an eternal flame of inspiration. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is not a mere historical figure; he is an emotion, a timeless saga of valor, and a beacon of hope that has illuminated hearts for over three and a half centuries.”

The actor added, “Our deepest aspiration has always been to immortalize his awe-inspiring journey on the grand canvas of cinema – a  journey of epic proportions, depicting the rise of a boy who defied the invincible, sparking the flames of Swarajya. A rebel whose courage knew no bounds, he didn’t just rule land, he conquered hearts, earning the endearing title of ‘Raja Shivaji’.”

Produced by Jio Studios and Mumbai Film Company, Riteish starrer Raja Shivaji will release in Marathi and Hindi, in 2025.

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