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Anticipation Builds as Vicky Kaushal Transforms into Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj for Chhava

In a turn of events that has sparked considerable excitement among cinema enthusiasts, photographs of actor Vicky Kaushal from the sets of “Chhava” have surfaced online, revealing his transformation into the historical figure Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. The stills show Kaushal embodying the robust stance and regal attire of the Maratha warrior king, teasing what is expected to be a groundbreaking portrayal in the upcoming film auteur Laxman Utekar’s ambitious project.

This cinematic venture, set to illuminate silver screens in December of the current year, dived into production in the October of 2023. However, it is the premature leak of the on-set visuals that has set social media abuzz, with fans and followers sharing the images across various platforms.

The leaked photographs depict Vicky Kaushal donning a majestic traditional Maratha ensemble. Complete with a long beard and hair tied back into a top bun, the actor dons a sleeveless beige jacket over a light brown dhoti, complemented by an array of customary accessories that complete the look. Such dedication to authenticity exemplifies months of preparation as Kaushal earnestly grew his beard to fully embody the role of the revered Maratha heir and warrior.

With the hashtag #Chhava trending, fans are vocalizing their anticipation and admiration for Vicky Kaushal, as they patiently await his latest foray into historical drama. His diverse filmography, including titles such as “Masaan,” “Raman Raghav,” “Sanju,” “Uri: The Surgical Strike,” “Sardar Udham,” “Sam Bahadur,” and “Dunki,” attests to his versatile acting prowess that continues to captivate audiences.

One ardently admiring fan took to Twitter stating, “#Masaan #RamanRaghav #Sanju #Uri #SardarUdham #SamBahadur #Dunki Now, #Chhava I don’t know how this guy manages it almost every time whenever there is a scope, but he is, by far, becoming my favorite ACTOR of his generation. #VickyKaushal 🙏 🙌”.

The story of “Chhava” unfurls the narratives and exploits of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, the progeny of the esteemed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Bringing fresh dynamics to the screen, this will be the first instance where Vicky Kaushal partners up with Rashmika Mandanna, who essays the character of Yesubai Bhonsale, Sambhaji Maharaj’s spouse.

Rashmika recently culminated her filming and notably expressed her thoughts on Instagram, crediting Director Laxman Utekar for his extraordinary leadership in managing a large crew and extracting nuanced performances. Her heartfelt message reads, “@laxman.utekar sir… I just wonder how a man can handle such a big set with at least 1500 working people with such calm and poise. Sir, you have seen me as Yesubai when no one in the world could’ve even thought about this, and I truly wonder how, and not just me. The whole country will wonder how… but watching those visuals make me tear up.. you’ve gotten a performance out of me that I am excited for the world to watch.”

The anticipation surrounding “Chhava” is multifaceted, as cinephiles eagerly await the recreation of the pivotal moments from the annals of Maratha history, as well as the chemistry between its leading actors, freshly collaborated under Utekar’s directional vigilance. With the film still in the production phase and the narrative shrouded in cinematic suspense, this leak has undeniably heightened the curiosity and fervor for what promises to be another tour de force in the oeuvre of Vicky Kaushal.