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New Marathi project starts


DIRECTOR Nagraj Manjule, known for films like Sairat, Fandry and Jhund, started the shoot of his next Marathi film titled Khashaba.

This is a biopic based on the first Olympic winner in post-independence India, Khashaba Dadasaheb (KD) Jadhav, who clinched a bronze medal in wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.

Set against the backdrop of postindependence India, Khashaba is a tale of triumph and tenacity, and explores the journey of an unsung hero who overcame adversities with dedication.

Manjule said: “Embarking on my third Marathi film post Sairat; all set for an ambitious production. The groundwork for Khashaba has been under way for the past three years."

Born in a village called Goleshwar in Karad taluka of District Satara in Maharashtra State, KD Jadhav was the youngest of five sons of a renowned wrestler Dadasaheb Jadhav. He participated in the Quit India Movement providing shelter to the revolutionaries and circulating letters against the British.

He resolved to unfurl the tricolour flag at the Olympics on August 15, 1947.

Presented by Jio Studios, Khashaba is slated for a worldwide release in 2025.





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