Gandhi Jayanti 2021: Mahesh Manjrekar announces his next directorial ‘Godse’

Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar who has Salman Khan’s Antim in his pipeline, will direct an upcoming project titled ‘Godse’. The announcement was made on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Saturday. The film will narrate the story of Nathuram Godse, the man who shot Mahatma Gandhi. The film will be produced by Sandeep Singh and ‘Dream Girl’ (2019) director Raaj Shaandilyaa. This would mark Sandeep and Mahesh’s third collaboration after Swatantra Veer Savarkar and White.

Talking about the film, Manjrekar said, “The story of Nathuram Godse has always been close to my heart. People do not know much about Godse other than he’s the man who fired at Gandhi. While telling his story, we neither want to patronise nor speak against anyone. We’ll leave it to the audience as to who is right or wrong.”

Co-produced by Vimal Lahoti, Jay Pandya and Abhay Verma, ‘Godse’ is expected to go on floors in 2022. “This is an untold tale that deserves to be presented to the cinemagoers. There are various versions of the stories about Godse and Gandhiji. Mahesh, Raaj and I intend to bring out the factual story for today’s generation,” Producer Sandeep expressed.

Raaj Shaandilyaa on the other hand said, “Over the last few years, there’s been a renewed interest in knowing about Nathuram Godse. Also, we are living in times where freedom of expression and different viewpoints and opinions are encouraged. Hence, we feel this is the right time to bring a film on Nathuram Godse.”

The makers have also released a teaser poster of the film along with the announcement which reads as – Janamdin ki hardik shubhkaamnaaye ‘Bapu’… Aapka, Nathuram Godse.