Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior goes on floors
Directed by Om Raut, the period-drama went on floors today in Mumbai's Filmistan Studio.

After Ranveer Singh its time for Ajaj Devgn to play a Maratha warrior. Ajay Devgn has started shooting for his upcoming action-thriller Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior today. The Golmaal star will be seen donning the role of the unsung warrior of Indian history, Subedar Taanaji Malusare, who fought alongside Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj.

Taanaji is jointly produced by Ajay Devgn Films and T-Series. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter announcing the same along with a picture in which the Singham star can be seen offering prayers on the sets of the film.

A source close to the film informed, “The mahurat shot is being filmed at Filmistan Studio. The location for the other schedule is still being finalised.”

Tanaji Malusare was the military leader of the Maratha empire. He fought under the command of the much revered Maratha king Shivaji. Tanaji had been hailed for his role in the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670, fought between the Marathas and Udaybhan Rathod, the fort keeper under Maharaja Jai Singh. Legend has it that Tanaji left his son’s wedding to lead his troops at the battle. One of the stories narrates how Tanaji and his troops used the help of domesticated Bengal ghorpad (monitor lizard)  named Yashwanti, to climb atop the enemy territory. While the Marathas won the battle, Tanaji, who fought valiantly,succumbed to his injuries.

Apart from Taanaji, the Golmaal star is also producing `Helicopter Eele¿which stars his wife and actor Kajol in the lead role. Reinventing the process of parenting, the comedy-drama witnesses Kajol as a single mother and anaspiring singer who joins her son, Vivaan's (played by Riddhi Sen) college to complete her education. 'Helicopter Eela' is scheduled to release on October12.

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