Smita Thackeray, daughter-in-law of iconic politician, Balasaheb Thackeray, recently announced that she will be producing a film based on her late father-in-law titled Saheb. Fondly addressed by the same name by his family members, the legendary leader passed away in 2012. Since then there have been many rumours about a biopic being planned on him, however, it was only recently that Smita Thackeray decided to talk about the film.
Saheb will be directed by her son Rahul Thackeray. Rahul, who had already kick started his film career as an assistant to Rajkumar Hirani during PK, is supposed to be fulfilling the wish of his late grandfather, who always wanted a big launch for his grandson. However, the film is currently under the scripting stage and they are yet to finalize the cast too. Talking about the qualities she will be looking for in an actor who will play the role of Balasaheb Thackeray, Smita mentioned that he must have an aura, good voice and a command over his dialogues.
It is also being said that they are planning to release the film on January 23, 2017, the birth anniversary of Balasaheb Thackeray.