Mahesh Manjrekar to make a film on Maharashtra politics

MUMBAI: Besides two Salman Khan projects on hand, Mahesh Manjrekar has also planned a Marathi film called Buddhi Bal.

The film would be a scathing commentary on present-day Maharashtra politics and would encompass the entire gamut ranging from staunch regionalism to the anti-migrants‘ policy.

The film that promises to spare no politician or political party will abound with theatre actors who resemble real-life politicians. He has already zeroed in on artistes who bear a striking resemblance to Bal Thackeray, Raj Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray.

Says Manjrekar, "I‘ve selected actors who resemble the politicians. This makes the task of making audiences empathize with actors much easier. I don‘t have to spend time in explaining family trees."

The film would also make scathing comments on MNS activities against poor migrants from Bihar and UP.

Comments the director-actor, "My film is not judgemental about Maharashtra politics. I am fascinated by the entire spectrum of politicians and their chess-like maneuvers in the state. Everyone is playing a game of one-upmanship. There are no real issues that bother politicians in Maharashtra. Every issue is raised for the vote bank. That‘s why I‘ve called my film Buddhi Bal which is the Marathi word for chess."

The film that will have Sachin Khedekar playing an important role is set to go on the floors in October.

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