Marathi filmmaker Digpal Lanjekar is all set to bring another historical period drama to his fans. After Fatteshikast and Pawankhind,his next offing is Sher Shivraj starring Chinmay Mandlekar in the lead. The actor has cast Bollywood star Mukesh Rishi as Afzal Khan and he explains why. He said, “I think Mukesh Rishi is just perfect. According to history, Afzal Khan had a strong persona and Mr Rishi has the eyes, persona and physique which perfectly resembles Afzal Khan. He was my first choice even before I’d locked the script.”


Digpal added, “He is a very generous actor. We did a lot of rehearsal and he was very cooperative during the shoot. I think he has done films in all languages. After coming with so many years of experience, it made our job easy.” Sher Shivraj will depict the unique war tactics of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and also focus on the assassination of Afzal Khan. The film also stars Mrinal Kulkarni, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Ajay Purkar and Sameer Dharmadhikari. The film will hit cinema halls on 22nd April 2022.