With Omung Kumar and Ashutosh Gowariker locking horns with their films based on Maharaja Jam Sahib Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji, the ruler of Nawanagar, the former has become the first to show off the first look.
Kumar, who is already working with Sanjay Dutt in ‘Bhoomi’ has confirmed that the veteran will also work with him in the historical drama.
Talking to Bombay Times, Kumar opened up about similarities with Gowariker’s next film. He said, “I read about it but I don’t know the details. What I know is that I have been working on my script for a year-and-a-half and have even put together a book on it. We have done a look test with Sanjay and he and (filmmaker) Sandeep Singh have met Polish government officials for shooting permissions. We are also in touch with Indian officials. We have to create the trucks and trams used in that period, as well as orchestrate the journey of the ships… How the refugees landed in Mumbai, and finally in Jamnagar, we have to carefully cover every aspect of the story.”
He added, “We have photographs of the Maharaja for reference. We will take certain creative liberties but are trying to keep things as authentic as possible. Sanjay looks regal and it was his idea to do this role and I wanted to direct it because it’s a superb story.”