Junaid Khan and Jaideep Ahlawat’s period drama Maharaj gets release date

The film marks the debut of Aamir Khan’s son Junaid
Junaid Khan and Jaideep Ahlawat in Maharaj
Poster of Maharaj

Junaid Khan and Jaideep Ahlawat’s period drama Maharaj will be released on Netflix on June 14. The film is based on the Maharaj Libel Case of 1862, which was ignited by allegations of sexual misconduct by a priest and is considered to be a significant legal battle in history. The film also stars Shalini Pandey and Sharvari appears in a special appearance. It is directed by Siddharth P Malhotra.

In his Hindi film debut, Aamir Khan’s son Junaid plays the role of Karsandas Mulji in the film, who was a journalist and social reformer. A protégé of the scholar-leader Dadabhai Naoroji, Karsandas wrote on widow remarriage, stood up for the oppressed, and sowed the seeds of reform in society. He was the editor of the Gujarati newspaper, ‘Satyaprakash’ and found himself in the middle of a defamation case filed against him by Jadunathji Maharaj, a religious priest, for an article in his newspaper.

Sharing a poster of the film, featuring Junaid and Jaideep, the makers wrote, “The fight for the truth between a powerful man and a fearless journalist. Based on true events - Maharaj is releasing on 14 June, only on Netflix!”

Maharaj is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films Entertainment.

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