Hansal Mehta is also taking the web series route via the upcoming digital platform ALT Balaji, He believes that the current generation isn’t very well aware of who Netaji was and feels it would be a challenge for him to share freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose’s story.
“This is not a classic biopic. The challenge is to show this generation the hero that he really was and that also in a language that they understand. For me, Bose is a rockstar and our attempt with this webseries is to do just,” Hansal told reporters of PTI.
When asked why Hansal loves repeating Rajkummar in his projects whom he has directed earlier in CityLights, Shahid, Aligarh and the upcoming Omerta, Mehta quipped: “It’s a question all actors ask me .I get commissioned to cast him.” He joked.
Rajkumar is excited about the series because there is a lot according to him that must be known about the said subject which will be an exciting journey for him as well.
Critically acclaimed for his films, when asked about what would be different while working on a web series Rajkumar said, “For us, as actors, it’s about the story and the character, not so much about the medium.
I did my first film Love Sex Aur Dhokha with Ekta Kapoor’s ALT Entertainment, and to do this new show for ALTBalaji is like coming back home”.
Rajkummar while elaborating on his role said, “This is why we need a show on Bose. Because if we were making one on (Mahatma) Gandhi, you wouldn’t ask me this.”
Hansal Mehta promises to be committed to a series that “will be a compelling and thrilling watch”.
The big budget web series by filmmaker Kabir Khan for Amazon Prime Video and this have similar subjects but separate premises.