National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao has been roped in to portray Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s upcoming web-series.
He will be seen as Netaji in a new digital series, to be produced by Ekta Kapoor’s ALT Balaji.
Rajkummar is not just excited about exploring a new medium, but also to essay a character he never thought he would get to play.
“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 said here on Thursday.
“I’m extremely excited to explore the unheard journey of Netaji on screen. It’s a great opportunity for me as an actor. I was totally blown away hearing his life story. He is one of the most mysterious and fascinating persons of our history and of course, we all know about his true love for the country and with Ekta and Synergy backing it I don’t have any doubts that our audience will get to witness something never seen before on Indian screen,” the actor said in a statement.
The actor said he is currently tied up with the shooting of Behen Hogi Teri, post which he will dive into the web series. “I am too scared right now. I have to finish Behen Hogi Terim and then get right into that zone to seriously start preparing for it. It is a huge responsibility to play Netaji,” Rajkummar said.
The web series is an attempt to bring alive the story of Bose to the current generation, says Hansal Mehta, who described him a “rockstar”.
“It will be a compelling and thrilling watch,” Mehta said.
On associating once again with Rajkummar, whom he has directed earlier in “CityLights”, “Shahid”, “Aligarh” and the upcoming “Omerta”, Mehta quipped: “It’s a question all actors ask me.”