Laxman Utekar’s Chhaava, a historical drama based on the life of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, the son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, marks the first collaboration between actors Vicky Kaushal and Rashmika Mandanna. While Kaushal plays the role of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, Mandanna takes on the role of his wife, Yesubai Bhonsale, in the much-anticipated film.
Meanwhile, Mandanna on Saturday announced that she has completed filming her parts for the movie, while also heaping praise on director Utekar and Kaushal.
Taking to her Instagram stories, Mandanna noted, “Laxman Utekar sir… I just wonder how can a man handle such a big set with at least 1,500 working people with such calm and poise… Sir, you have seen me as Yesubai when no one in the world could’ve even thought about this, and I truly wonder how… and not just me… the whole country will wonder how… but watching those visuals make me tear up… you’ve gotten a performance out of me that I am excited for the world to watch. My mother was on set one day, and for the first time, she had teared up looking at me play a character… and that is the most special to me… Thank you! From the bottom of my heart.”
Praising Kaushal, she wrote, “Vicky Kaushal Maharaj, it’s been such a pleasure working with you. You are just tooooo warm and kind (expect for the last day where you were just taking my case…) but most days you were amazing… I am kidding… You are such a gem… I will always wish the best for you man. Was such a pleasure… Mom has told me to convey regards to you.”
Sharing Rashmika Mandanna’s post to his Instagram story, Vicky Kaushal wrote, “Rashmika Mandanna… neen yennane ullia??? The whole set is missing your warmth and energy immensely. People don’t know that the smile you have on your worst days is bigger and better than the smile most have on their best days. Major inspiration! Thank you for being our Yesubai… and my regards to Aunty as well. Oh and btw… what are you thinking now?”
Surprised by Kaushal’s use of Telugu in his post, Mandanna responded by noting, “Ayee not bad naane chaaithe ulla. Thank you for your kind words sir garu I was just thinking how much fun it was being on the set.”
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