Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar will direct an upcoming film titled ‘Godse’. The announcement was made on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Saturday.
The film will narrate the story of Nathuram Godse, the man who shot Mahatma Gandhi.
Talking about the film, Manjrekar said: “The story of Nathuram Godse has always been close to my heart. People do not know much about Godse other than he’s the man who fired at Gandhi. While telling his story, we neither want to patronise nor speak against anyone. We’ll leave it to the audience as to who is right or wrong.”
The film will be produced by Sandeep Singh and ‘Dream Girl’ (2019) director Raaj Shaandilyaa.
Producer Raaj Shaandilyaa said: “Over the last few years, there’s been a renewed interest in knowing about Nathuram Godse. Also, we are living in times where freedom of expression and different viewpoints and opinions are encouraged. Hence, we feel this is the right time to bring a film on Nathuram Godse.”
“This is an untold tale that deserves to be presented to the cinemagoers. There are various versions of the stories about Godse and Gandhiji. Mahesh, Raaj and I intend to bring out the factual story for today’s generation,” Sandeep Singh added.
Co-produced by Vimal Lahoti, Jay Pandya and Abhay Verma, ‘Godse’ is expected to go on floors in 2022.