Rajkummar Rao Talks About Playing Subhas Chandra Bose In Ekta Kapoor’s Upcoming Web Series

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‘Shahid’ star Rajkummar Rao is all set to play another real-life character, on screen. Although this time around, it will be for a much ‘smaller screen.’ The National Award winning actor has been roped in by Ekta Kapoor to play Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, in a web series.

The series will release and stream on Ekta’s soon-to-be-launched digital platform, Alt Balaji, and Rajkummar couldn’t be more thrilled. “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,” the actor said in a statement. He will project Netaji’s life from age 14 to 45.

“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 backing it I don’t have any doubts that our audience will get to witness something never seen before on Indian screen.” 

Filming for this web series is expected to kick-start early next year and Rajkummar has already started reading up on the life of Bose. “Though I’m currently busy with the shoot of my film ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ in Lucknow, I’ve already started reading books on Netaji and poring over content available on the net. Our writers have also done a lot of research so there’s a lot of source material there as well. Once I complete this film I’m going to give my blood and soul to get under the skin of Bose,” he told Mumbai Mirror.

Meanwhile, Ekta assured that the entertainment quotient of this upcoming drama web series will not disappoint and that the “fast paced” show will be “everything you don’t expect it to be.”

“The unbounded mystery around him is so fascinating and that was my trigger to tell this side of his story on the digital platform. It is edgy, fast paced and it’s everything that you don’t expect it to be!” 

Watch this space for more updates.

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