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Tanhaji trailer launch LIVE UPDATES: Ajay and Saif face off in period drama

Tanhaji trailer launch live updates: Besides Ajay Devgn, Tanhaji also stars Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Sharad Kelkar, Luke Kenny and Padmavati Rao among others.

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: November 19, 2019 2:17:21 pm
Tanhaji trailer Tanhaji trailer launch live: Tanhaji is directed by Om Raut.

The trailer launch of Ajay Devgn starrer Tanhaji is being held in Mumbai. Set during the 17th century, the film also stars Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Sharad Kelkar, Luke Kenny and Padmavati Rao among others.

Tanhaji marks the 100th feature film of Ajay Devgn who made his debut with Phool Aur Kaante in 1991. The movie also marks the fourth project featuring Ajay and Saif. The two have earlier appeared in Kachche Dhaage, LOC Kargil and Omkara. Tanhaji is directed by Om Raut who is making his Hindi film debut with the period drama. He has earlier directed Marathi film Lokmanya Ek Yug Purush.

While Ajay Devgn plays the titular role, Saif Ali Khan plays Udaybhan Rathore. The story revolves around Fort Kandhana that led to the Battle of Singhagad. Tanhaji was the trusted close aide of Chhatrapati Shivaji who had to give up the fort to the Mughals as per the Treaty of Purandar. The fort was later renamed as Singhagad to honour Shivaji.

Produced by Ajay Devgn and T-Series, Tanhaji releases on January 10, 2020.

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Highlights

    14:17 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Ajay on comparisons with Baahubali

    "I don't think the two films should be compared. Both the films are very different from each other and have different stories," says Ajay Devgn.

    14:16 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    'We followed history'

    "You have to be very careful and honest to the history so that if tomorrow someone questions us, we can say that we did follow history," says Ajay Devgn.

    14:13 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    'I am very happy with the way Tanhaji has been mounted'

    "I am very happy about this film and the way it has been mounted. This looks so good. I wasn't sure. I wasn't sure about 3D and VFX. But this is fantastic," says Saif Ali Khan.

    14:12 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Ajay Devgn on his 100th film

    "I never thought that I would reach 100 films. But the hard work that I put in my 99th film, I put the same in my 100th, and I will do the same in 101st," says Ajay Devgn.

    14:11 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Kareena on Ajay

    "Kareena is very fond of Ajay, so she knew we would have a lot of fun. She was very happy that I was doing this film," says Saif Ali Khan.

    14:05 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    I researched a lot: Saif

    "I researched a lot. I bought Amar Chitrakatha to research about the character. Udaybhan has a very lovely role and an important part. If you have to mention Tanhaji's story, you have to mention Udaybhan," says Saif Ali Khan.

    14:04 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Ajay on working with Kajol

    "I didn't feel any difference because it felt like we were at home. We are the same at home and in front of everyone else," says Ajay Devgn.

    14:04 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Saif on reuniting with Ajay

    "The first time we met on the set of Tanhaji, I felt nothing much changed. Maybe we became more mature. He is such a generous actor. There has never been any insecurity from his side. I have always had the best time working with him. I have had the best roles when I have worked with him. He is a competitive actor and filmmaker," says Saif Ali Khan.

    14:00 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Ajay maintained dignity of Tanhaji

    "The most important thing was to maintain the dignity of the character. We did our research, and I relied on our director and his research," says Ajay Devgn.

    13:59 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    'I had so much fun doing Tanhaji'

    "I had so much fun doing this film. This was such a comfortable shoot. The director focused a lot on me. We would do 15-20 takes. We improvised a lot. So, to get such an opportunity is also huge," says Saif Ali Khan.

    13:58 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Director Om Raut on prep for Tanhaji

    "We took inspiration from a lot of paintings. We got Prakash Kapadia, and then we started writing in 2015. We spent a lot of time in getting everything right about the era of 1670," says Tanhaji director Om Raut.

    13:57 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Ajay Devgn heaps praise on Tanhaji crew

    "I had a dream that we should be able to make films at par with Hollywood films. We have technicians and even though we have lesser technology in comparison to Hollywood, our crew is extremely hardworking," says Ajay Devgn.

    13:56 (IST)19 Nov 2019
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    13:55 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    Ajay Devgn on playing Tanhaji

    "When you play a character like Tanhaji, you have a lot of responsibility to play it authentically. There's a lot of hard work required for stunts and Rohit knows that I have suffered from injuries, but it's okay. I did what had to be done," says Ajay Devgn.

    13:42 (IST)19 Nov 2019
    I am so happy to be a part of Ajay's 100th film: Saif

    "I am so happy to be a part of Ajay's 100th film. The last time we came together (Omkara), you all loved us. Ajay has so much love for his films. This film is an incredible achievement, in terms of technical finesse and unique passion," says Saif Ali Khan.

    Earlier, Akshay Kumar shared a message for Ajay Devgn on social media and wrote, "We started our journey in this industry together... 30 years ago. And I've seen your graph only grow from strength to strength. And as you are all set to mark your century with #TanhajiTheUnsungWarrior, I wish you nothing but lots of love and luck. Shine on my friend @ajaydevgn."

    Shah Rukh Khan shared on Twitter, "Here’s looking forward to another 100 and more films from my friend @ajaydevgn. All the best for this milestone...from striding atop two motorcycles at the same time...you’ve come a long long way....keep riding...and all the best for Tanhaji."