Pratik Gandhi to play Mahatma Gandhi in new series from Hansal Mehta

Set in the period of the Indian Independence struggle, Applause Entertainment will produce ‘Gandhi’ for a global audience and film it extensively across several Indian and foreign locations

Published - July 28, 2022 01:06 pm IST

Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi

Applause Entertainment has announced a monumental biopic on the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi.

Based on the writings of notable historian and author, Ramachandra Guha, the series will be adapted from his two books ‘Gandhi before India’ and ‘Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World’.

With Pratik Gandhi headlining the multi-season series, Hansal Mehta will be the director and show runner of the upcoming project.

Set in the period of the Indian Independence struggle, Applause will produce “Gandhi” for a global audience and film it extensively across several Indian and foreign locations.

Said Sameer Nair in a statement, “The story of Mahatma Gandhi is more than just the story of a great individual; it is also the story of the birth of a nation and many other dramatis personae, who along with Gandhi, gained freedom for India. We at Applause are honored to have this opportunity to tell this important story of India and to bring alive the rich history of the Indian Freedom struggle in a deeply layered multi-season drama series. A story of this magnitude needs a filmmaker of equal stature and in Hansal we have found our perfect storyteller. Collaborating once again with Hansal and Pratik makes this all the more exciting”

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta spoke about the project, “When you speak of a historic and iconic figure like Mahatma Gandhi, there is already a great deal of responsibility on you as a filmmaker. Our vision with the series is to make it as true-to-life as possible and supported by Ramachandra Guha’s work, we are confident and enthusiastic that we will bring audiences something to remember. With a common vision for this ambitious narrative, I am excited to kickstart a new journey, yet again with Sameer and the team at Applause.”

Also joining the creative team is Siddhartha Basu as the historical consultant, factual advisor and creative consultant. Siddhartha reunites with Sameer Nair after 22 years of the cult show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

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