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Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s voice in Marathi version of Thackeray to be re-dubbed


The audience is apparently unhappy with Sachin Khedekar's voice being used for the character of Balasaheb Thackeray. 

Keyur Seta

Actor Sachin Khedekar dubbed for Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the Marathi version of Thackeray, which is a biopic on the life of the Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray. According to recent reports, the voice for Siddiqui will be re-dubbed by someone else as the audience felt Khedekar’s voice didn’t suit the baritone of politician and cartoonist Thackeray.

Now, a source close to the production of the film has confirmed to us that Khedekar’s voice will indeed be replaced. “Yes, efforts are on currently to re-dub the voice of the main character,” said the source.

The trailer of the Marathi version of Thackeray was released last week soon after the Hindi version. Although the netizens gave a thumbs up to the trailer, there were numerous concerns raised on social media over the voiceover of Thackeray, which people felt didn’t sound like that of the late politician. The comments demanding re-dub of the character kept on increasing in the following days.

It seems that the makers of Thackeray have taken note of the demands put forth by the audience.

Although it is not confirmed as to who will dub for Siddiqui, there have been reports that dubbing artiste Chetan Shashital could be finalised.

Directed by Abhijit Panse, Thackeray will be released on 25 January.

Below are some of the reactions on Twitter to the voice in the Marathi version: