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Hansal Mehta to direct Applause Entertainment’s ‘Gandhi’

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Applause Entertainment, a venture of Aditya Birla Group recently announced a monumental biopic on the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. Based on the writings of notable historian and author, Ramachandra Guha, the series will be adapted from his two books ‘Gandhi before India’ and ‘Gandhi-The Years that Changed the World’. With actor Pratik Gandhi headlining the multi-season series, Applause Entertainment has announced Hansal Mehta as the director and show runner of the upcoming project.

After the success of Scam 1992, the acclaimed filmmaker and Applause Entertainment have come together again to bring to life this epic saga. Set in the period of the Indian Independence struggle, Applause will produce “Gandhi” at an international standard for a global audience and film it extensively across several Indian and foreign locations.

Also joining the creative team is Siddhartha Basu, regarded as the ‘Father of Indian Television Quizzing’. He joins the project as the historical consultant, factual advisor and creative consultant. Siddhartha reunites with Sameer Nair after 22 years of the cult show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

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