Nitin Desai to start shooting Shivaji biopic this month

MUMBAI: In continuation with the recent craze of biopics, Nitin Chandrakant Desai has made one on Maharashtra‘s legendary warrior king Shivaji Maharaj. The film Raja Shivchattrapati, made after a constant demand of the viewers of the popular television serial, will go on the floors this month by Desai’s Iconic Chandrakant Productions Pvt. Ltd (ICPPL).

Raja Shivchattrapati includes eight major incidences of Shivaji that created history like birth of Shivaji, oath taken for Hindiva Swarajya at Rohideshwar temple, defeat of Afzal Khan, siege of Panhala by Siddi Jauhar, battle of Pavan Khind, attack on Shaista Khan, arrest in Agra and escape and coronation.

Talking on the launch, Desai said, "The history of India is incomplete without the history of Marathas and Shivaji is the centre of that history. We are blessed with the golden opportunity to make this epic movie and a huge privilege. We continue to live by abiding to Maharaj‘s core values as he has laid strong emphasis on culture, which is an integral part of every individual‘s life. In our effort to take Shivaji‘s values and culture globally, we have started working on a big international 3D movie on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Hindi and English for the global audience."

The television show, which was aired for over 200 hours, was shot by epic technology with a vision of film quality output. It was a mammoth task for the team of ICPPL to convert the entire show into a film of 134 minutes. Except the shoot, the complete technical process had to be reworked like Dolby Digital, sound mix, colour corrections and graphics.

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