Ekta Kapoor casts Rajkummar Rao in Bose biopic!
Rajkummar Rao to essay the role of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for Ekta Kapoor’s new digital show ~ We’ve all known Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as the adventurous freedom fighter, you have read about him in your history books and seen his stories on television and films but there’s a larger mystery around him and his life that is still left to be unraveled.
Ekta Kapoor’s ALT Balaji announces a digital series where Rajkummar Rao will essay the role of Bose. The digital show promises to showcase the untold story of his life, – a biopic like never seen before. After bringing to life the story of Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture on the big screen, Ekta now brings Subhash Chandra Bose’s life to the digital world, with an all new dimension to the storytelling.
On teaming up with Ekta Kapoor for a series like this Rajkummar says, “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 unknown side of events, happenings and personalities has always intrigued me, I am drawn to these mysteries! Bose is such a strong character from our history and yet there is so much about him that we don’t know, and that hasn’t been told on any medium before. 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!” says Ekta Kapoor.
Exploring the ‘Alt’ side of Subhash Chandra Bose, Rajkummar Rao, is now spending a majority of his time researching/prepping for the once in a lifetime kind of role!
Ekta Kapoor is all set to step into the web world with her new digital foray ALT Balaji, set to launch in early 2017. The app showcases exclusive, original, and never-seen before digital shows.