Amrita Rao is coming back on the big screen with the Thackeray Biopic. Yes, you heard it right. She will be seen opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the Bal Thackeray biopic which is scheduled to release next year.
According to a media report, Amrita Rao will be seen essaying the role of Bal Thackeray’s wife Meenatai Thackeray. The film’s director Sanjay Raut confirmed the news and said, “Meenatai was never in politics but she was the lady who held the Thackeray family together as also Shiv Sena, the party Balasaheb formed. She was his backbone and the embodiment of matrutwa (motherhood). When you see her on screen, you will know that she is adequately suited for the role.”
Speaking about Amrita being a part of the film, Sanjay Raut, who is creating the film said that she is best suited for the role as Meenatai was Balasaheb's mainstay as she held the family together and was away from politics. Furthermore, Amrita has that same innocence on her face as her character.
The role of Amrita will span three decades – from 1969 to 1995. We hope that with this presentation, Amrita is able to make a successful comeback to the big screen.