Randeep Hooda, who is gearing up for his upcoming directorial debut Swatantrya Veer Savarkar, has said that his film is not a propaganda. The actor shared that it’s actually the antidote to the propaganda against freedom fighter and politician Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The actor, who stars in the film in the titular role, spoke with the media on Monday at the film’s trailer launch in Mumbai.

Randeep opined as he told the media that the public perception of Savarkar has been heavily skewed owing to propaganda against him.

The actor said, “This is an anti-propaganda film. It will counter all the propaganda against Savarkar that has been going on since decades. He was not a ‘maafiveer’ (apologist). Not only him, many other people too wrote mercy petitions at the time. I have addressed this very extensively in the film.”

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