Pratik Gandhi to play Mahatma Gandhi in his biopic, more details inside

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Biopics are indeed a way for the audience to have an insight into the lives of some iconic figures from their past and present. In Bollywood, they are a recipe for success as the chance to get an inside look in the life of some of the great personalities is a real crowd-puller. There have been several successful biopics made in the recent past in Hindi films and now there is a new addition to that list as Pratik Gandhi is all set to portray the legendary Mahatma Gandhi in his upcoming series.

The announcement was made this morning with a note by Applause Entertainment, who are backing the project. The yet-untitled series promises to present a sweeping tale of Indian Independence seen through the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. It is based on the writings of renowned historian and author Ramachandra Guha, which includes his two books– Gandhi Before India and Gandhi- The Years That Changed The World. The series will be produced at global standards for worldwide audience and shot extensively across several locations in India and internationally. It aims to tell the lesser known stories of the legend’s life which were instrumental in shaping up the young Gandhi into a Mahatma. It will also shed light on the stories of all his compatriots and contemporaries of the freedom movement and the incredible personalities who also played an integral part in shaping the free and modern India.

Check out the announcement:

Pratik Gandhi, who steps into the shoes of the legend Mahatma Gandhi, is beyond static about this project and this honour. In the note shared by the team on social media, the actor stated, “I deeply believe in the Gandhian philosophy and his values that echo simplicity in its purest forms. Personally too, I strive to achieve and imbibe many of his qualities and teachings in my daily life. Moreover, playing the role of Mahatma is very close to my heart ever since my theatre days and now it is a huge honour to yet again essay the role of this legendary leader, on screen. I believe it’s a huge responsibility to essay this role with dignity, grace and conviction and I can’t wait to embark on this journey with Sameer Nair and his team at Applause. (sic)”

Pratik is currently on a professional roll and this ambitious project just adds to it. He was recently seen in Modern Love: Mumbai and next up, he has Atithi Bhooto Bhava, Dedh Bigha Zameen, Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan and another film with Applause co-starring Vidya Balan, Ileana DCruz and Sendhil Ramamurthy.

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