Eros International, Anand Pandit Motion Pictures, Ravi Jadhav Films and Legend Studios announce magnum-opus Bal Shivaji. The declaration coincides with the auspicious 392nd Birth Anniversary of Maratha Icon Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The picture goes on floors in June 2022 and focuses on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s formative years from 12-16 years that helped him in laying the foundation of ‘swaraj’. It is helmed by Natrang filmmaker Ravi Jadhav, also the recipient of the National Film Awards.
“It took eight years of research to achieve what we were aiming to narrate on celluloid,” says director Jadhav. He always wanted to make a film on this subject since 2015. Jadhav met producer Sandeep Singh last year and narrated the story. “It was an instant click with Sandeep, who understood the importance and significance of telling this story of valour. After all, it’s an ode to one of the greatest kings that have ever ruled in India, it certainly will be an inspiring film for all the youngsters across the globe.”
Pradeep Dwivedi, Group CEO and Executive Director, Eros International Media Limited (EIML) says: “Shivaji Maharaj’s life story has been a part of every Indian growing up life. But after reading this script, we realised that there were so many lesser-known yet pivotal points in his formative years that made him the legend he became. With such a talented team in place, I am sure we will deliver an insightful and engaging film on a scale and grandeur of an international project.”
The lead actor is soon to be announced.