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Ajay Devgn's Taanaji to be released on 22 November 2019 

Directed by Om Raut, the period-drama went on floors today in Mumbai's Filmistan Studio.

Mayur Lookhar

Yesterday, actor-producer Ajay Devgn played a prank by posting a mobile number on Twitter, indicating that it was his wife, actress Kajol's. There are no jokes today as Devgn is busy shooting the period drama Taanaji: The Unsung Hero. The film is set to be released on 22 November 2019. 

The release date was announced on the official Twitter handle of the film.

Taanaji is jointly produced by Ajay Devgn Films and T-Series. Bhushan Kumar, head of T-Series, expressed his delight on being a part of this project and its team. 

“All set for #TaanajiTheUnsungWarrior to go on floor as @ajaydevgn plays Taanaji Malusare in this historical biopic, set to release on 22nd November 2019. Glad to be a part of this amazing team!”

A source close to the film informed, “The mahurat shot is being filmed at Filmistan Studio. The location for the other schedule is still being finalised.”

Tanaji Malusare was the military leader of the Maratha empire. He fought under the command of the much revered Maratha king Shivaji. Tanaji had been hailed for his role in the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670, fought between the Marathas and Udaybhan Rathod, the fortkeeper under Maharaja Jai Singh. Legend has it that Tanaji left his son’s wedding to lead his troops at the battle. One of the stories narrates how Tanaji and his troops used the help of domesticated Bengal ghorpad (monitor lizard)  named Yashwanti, to climb atop the enemy territory. While the Marathas won the battle, Tanaji, who fought valiantly, succumbed to his injuries.