The movie is a Hindi remake of Mahesh Manjrekar"s Marathi film Mee Shivajiraje Bhosle Boltoy. According to a source, “A meeting was held between Anil and Mahesh at Salman Khan"s house few days back to finalize the details. An official announcement is expected very soon. Anil is likely to don the role, which was originally played by Sachin Khedekar in the Marathi version".
Manjrekar prefers to keep things secret for the time being. He said, “We are still discussing with the stars so I can"t name anyone now. A formal announcement will be made once everything is on paper".
The original story was written by Mahesh Manjrekar, who also played the title role in the Marathi film. It deals with a common middle-class Maharashtrian man (played by Sachin), who finds everything going wrong for him. Then, the entry of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj takes place, much like Mahatma Gandhi in Lage Raho Munnabhai. He guides the man to take responsibility of his deeds.
The earnings of the movie will reportedly be given to the 'Being Human Foundation" charities.