The series' showrunner is Hansal Mehta, while Sameer Nair of Applause Entertainment will be producing it.
Last Updated: 03.17 AM, Nov 07, 2022
Gandhi, which will be about Mahatma Gandhi, was announced in May by the show's creator Sameer Nair and its showrunner and director Hansal Mehta. After five months, the first season's production is moving more quickly.
Nair, the CEO of Applause Entertainment, told Mid Day that writing is in progress. Their gentle preparation starts in December and lasts until March. Locations, costumes, and production design will all be part of the soft preparation. They are working hard and anticipate beginning filming by the end of June.
Retelling the tale of the man who led India's struggle for independence is no small task. The two most thorough volumes on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Gandhi Before India and Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World by author-historian Ramachandra Guha, are the ideal sources for Nair and Mehta. While the multi-season series has Pratik Gandhi of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020) fame as the lead, casting for other important characters has already started. The creative and historical advisor is Siddhartha Basu.
The team occasionally uses his assistance. Nair said that, naturally, they will consult Guha on everything.
Reports say that the first edition will focus on Gandhi's early life and how his time in South Africa influenced his philosophy.
Earlier, Nair told the tabloid that they are working on a plot like The Crown or The Tudors, but he wouldn't compare the two because each has its own set of problems. There has only been one biopic made about Mahatma Gandhi so far. Gandhi is a two-and-a-half-hour biopic directed by Richard Attenborough that concentrates on one individual.
Freedom fighters like BR Ambedkar and Subhas Chandra Bose don't have any particularly memorable sequences in the film. They are exerting more effort. Since they have more time, the filmmakers plan to use all 150 characters to tell the story of Gandhi and India's fight for independence. In the following 25 hours, they will traverse the whole spectrum.