Marathi actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi known for his role as Chimaji Appa in BAJIRAO MASTANI, has bagged a major role in the upcoming historical biopic MANIKARNIKA: THE QUEEN OF JHANSI starring Kangana Ranaut in the titular role.
Vaibhav will be seen romancing actress Ankita Lokhande on screen as Puran Singh, the main soldier in Rani Laxmibai's army.
Talking about the film, Vaibhav shared, “I am very excited to be a part of such a huge project. My role has action, romance and drama. In fact Ankita and mine is the only love story in the movie. My fans will get to see me doing horse riding, sword fighting and a lot of action sequence in the movie”.
Sharing his views on how his role as Puran Singh is different from that of Chimaji Appa, in Bajirao Mastani, he said, “Chimaji Appa and Puran Singh are from totally two distinct eras as well as societal and economic classes of those times. Chimaji was a Brahmin born in the Peshwa family with a silver spoon in his mouth and Puran Singh comes from a very humble Dalit background. However, at the core both were strong, brave men who were great strategists”.
The actor has already shot few portions for MANIKARNIKA and will resume the shoot after wrapping up his Marathi film, WHAT'S UP LAGNA'S.