Based on the life of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, Satyashodhak directed by Nilesh Jalamkar has been creating buzz from the time it was announced. Shooting of the film is 50 per cent complete and now we finally know who is playing the lead role.
Well-known theatre, film and TV actor Sandeep Kulkarni steps into the shoes of Phule. Rajshri Deshpande who has done films like S Durga, Angry Indian Goddesses and Manto and was in the web series Sacred Games, is playing Savitribai Phule.
Produced under the banners Samta Films and Kathakar Entertainment, the film is expected to release later this year.