September, 2017 Mumbai: The critically acclaimed actor Vaibhav Tatwawaadi who is known for his role of Chimaji Appa in Bajirao Mastani, will be the male lead in the historical biopic, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. He will be seen romancing actress Ankita Lokhande on screen as Puran Singh, the main soldier in Rani Laxmibai’s army. Rani Laxmibai’s role is being essayed by the National Award winner actress Kangana Ranaut, whereas Ankita Lokhande will be seen playing the role of Jhalkaribai opposite Vaibhav Tatwawaadi.
Commenting on his role, Vaibhav stated, “I am very excited to be a part of such a huge project. My role has action, romance and drama. Infact Ankita and mine is the only love story in the movie. My fans will get to see me doing horse riding, sword fighting and a lot of action sequence in the movie”. Sharing his views on how his role as Puran Singh is different from that of Chimaji Appa, in Bajirao Mastani, he said, “Chimaji Appa and Puran Singh are from totally distinct eras as well as societal and economic classes of those times. Chimaji was a brahmin born in the Peshwa family with a silver spoon in his mouth and Puran Singh comes from a very humble dalit background. However, at the core both were strong, brave men who were great strategists”.
Vaibhav’s last bollywood film, Lipstick under my Burkha was critically acclaimed by critics and audience. He has already shot for Manikarnika partly and will again being the shoot after wrapping up his Marathi film, “What’s Up Lagna’s” schedule. Vaibhav Tatwawaadi started his journey 5 years back and within a short span of time has managed to create a niche for himself in Marathi and mainstream Hindi cinema. His acting skills has been appreciated by one and all for both Bajirao Mastani and Lipstick Under My Burkha.