Now, a film on George Fernandes

Last Updated 29 January 2019, 13:38 IST

After the film Thackeray, senior Shiv Sena leader and journalist Sanjay Raut is all set to make a film on veteran trade unionist and politician George Fernandes, who passed away on Tuesday.

In the biopic on the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, there is a scene involving George, when the latter visits him in a Pune jail.

In fact, Thackeray and George enjoyed very good personal equation.

While Thackeray's role was essayed by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, George's role was played by Prakash Belawadi.

Raut has done the groundwork and wrote Thackeray besides co-producing it.

"Now I would be making a film on George Fernandes," Raut, a Rajya Sabha member and executive editor of Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, said.

The film will essentially focus on the period from the mid-fifties to the Emergency and the role played by George in coalition politics.

George Fernandes is said to have inspired the character of union leader D'Casta in Arun Sadhu's Marathi novel Mumbai Dinank.

The character also featured in the subsequent Jabbar Patel-directed film Simhasan.

(Published 29 January 2019, 13:31 IST)

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