Rana Daggubati

Shahid Kapoor is set to portray the legendary warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Amit Rai’s next directorial venture, following the success of OMG 2.

The film, produced by Dil Raju in collaboration with Wakaoo Films, is slated to begin shooting by the end of 2024.

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In an exciting development, Amit Rai and Dil Raju are considering Rana Daggubati for the role of the villainous emperor Aurangzeb. Rana, known for his impactful performance as Bhallaladeva in Baahubali, is at the top of the list for this crucial role. Things are right now in the discussion stage.

If the film materializes, it will be the first collaboration of Rana and Dil Raju.

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Shahid Kapoor is reportedly enthusiastic about the potential collaboration, and the prospect of seeing Rana and Shahid face off on-screen promises an exciting cinematic experience.

Rana’s popularity in the Hindi-speaking regions after Baahubali adds further appeal to this pan-India epic.

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Although the film centers around Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, it will not be a biopic. Instead, it will be treated as a thriller, focusing on a historical jailbreak orchestrated by Shivaji Maharaj.

Dil Raju has had a rough phase at the box office in recent times. None of his recent films as a producer has brought him any relief. Even his Bollywood projects like HIT and Jersey turned out to be flops. There are high hopes that this Shivaji Maharaj film will provide him with much-needed blockbuster success.