23th January, 2020
Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan has thanked the Maharashtra government for making his film 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' tax-free in the state. The film has been a success at the box office but residents of Godoli village in Maharashtra are angry with the film's producers.
The Maharashtra Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray approved the proposal to make the film tax-free in the state. Devgan tweeted, thanks to Uddhav Thackeray for making the film 'Tanhaji the unsung warrior' tax free in Maharashtra.
The film was released on January 10. So far, the film has grossed one and a half crores of rupees at the box office but residents of Godoli village in Maharashtra are angry with the film's producers.
It is claimed that the Maratha warrior Tanhaji Malusare was born in Godoli. The residents of the village say that the village was not mentioned in the film and they have decided to take the issue to the producers of the film in which Ajay Devgan has played a role.
In the film Malusare is shown to be a resident of Konkan's Umrat. Some locals claim that Malusare was born in Godoli village in Satara district. A local resident said that a few years ago the remains of Malusare's house were found in the village which have been preserved.
He said, some remnants of his house were used to build his memorial in the village. The resident said, we are angry with the filmmakers. He (Malusare) was born in Godoli, so at least his childhood days spent here should have been shown and some shooting of the film should have been done in the village.
He alleged that the world is being told 'wrong history' about Tanhaji. Another local said that a year ago, he requested Sheetal Malusare, the thirteenth descendant of Tanhaji that Godoli village should be shown in the film. The villagers now want to meet the filmmakers on this issue. One villager said, we will take this issue to the gram sabha for further action.