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Akshay Kumar To Portray Chhatrapati Shivaji : Fans Left Disappointed

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A teaser of Akshay Kumar as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mahesh Manjrekar’s next ‘Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat‘ dropped on Tuesday. The team started to shoot the portions with Akshay Kumar, but the netizens are not impressed with this development. 

Veteran actor Akshay Kumar, known for his versatility, does not have a good track record in historicals. His last venture in the same genre grossly underperformed at the box office.

Akshay Kumar's look as Chhatrapati Shivaji from debut Marathi film out.  Watch | Bollywood - Hindustan Times

Akshay Kumar as Chhatrapati Shivaji

Akshay Kumar is known for his discipline and for finishing a movie in a span of a few weeks. However, a major criticism that he receives is for the lack of effort put in by the actor to get under the ‘skin of the character’. 

Reactions on Social Media

Disgruntled fans took to social media to share their disappointment with the decision of casting Akshay Kumar in the role of the Maratha Warrior. 

Amidst all the brouhaha, several actors have come out to show their love and support for Akshay Kumar. 

Actors who played Ch. Shivaji

From Naseeruddin Shah in ‘Bharat – Ek Khoj’ to Akshay Kumar, several actors have played the iconic character on the silver screen. Here are a few of the most iconic portrayals of Ch. Shivaji.

Pragnya Gupta on Twitter: "You gonna hardly believe... There was a time  when Naseeruddin Shah played Shivaji and Om Puri played Aurangzeb. The only  difference is BJP had just 2 seats in

Naseeruddin Shah as Ch. Shivaji

Amol Kolhe reintroduced Ch. Shivaji to the current generation with his TV series on Star Pravah, named ‘Raja Shivchattrapati’. It was regarded to be one of the most successful Marathi series of its time.

Amol Kolhe Dr Amol Kolhe Will Once Again Play The Role Of Chhatrapati  Shivaji Maharaj | Amol Kolhe : डॉ. अमोल कोल्हे पुन्हा एकदा साकारणार छत्रपती  शिवाजी महाराजांची भूमिका

MP Dr. Amol Kolhe as Ch. Shivaji

In ‘Me Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy’ actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar essayed the role of Raje unconventionally. 

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti: Sharad Kelkar to Mahesh Manjrekar;  Marathi actors who portrayed the role of Raje Shivaji on big-screen | The  Times of India

Veteran actor Mahesh Manjrekar as Ch. Shivaji

The most favourite choices of fans for the role of Ch. Shivaji are Chinmay Mandlekar and Sharar Kelkar. While the former has worked in a series of movies on Shivaji produced in the Marathi language, the latter received acclaim for his brilliant performance in Ajay Devgn’s ‘Tanhaji – The Unsung warrior’.

Chinmay Mandlekar shares how he prepared for the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji  Maharaj | Marathi Movie News - Times of India

Chinmay Mandlekar in ‘Veer Shivaji’

Sharad Kelkar shares first look test from 'Tanhaji', says 'proud to dress  up as Shivaji' | Bollywood News

Sharad Kelkar in ‘Tanhaji’

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