Vastavam web: A biopic on veteran leader George Fernandes is in the pipeline. Interestingly, the film is going to be produced by Sanjay Raut, a leader of the Shiv Sena, a party with which Fernandes-led trade unions clashed several times in 1960s. The script is ready and he is in the process of identifying a team for making the film which would be in Marathi and Hindi, Raut told. Fernandes, born in south Karnataka, started his political career in Mumbai as a trade union leader. Among other languages, he speaks Marathi fluently.
The film’s focus will be on the period from the mid-fifties to Emergency. Fernandes, a charismatic leader, became famous as a giant killer when he defeated Congress veteran S K Patil in the latter’s bastion in Mumbai in the 1967 Lok Sabha election.