By RAHUL RAUT
Abundantia Entertainment which has made remarkable films like ‘Baby’ (2014), ‘Airlift’ (2016) and ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ (2017) is now gearing up to make an original digital series for premium on-demand content platforms. The series in the making is about the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the key political figures in India’s struggle for freedom.
The multi-season series will be based on Manohar Malgonkar’s non-fiction book, ‘The Men Who Killed Gandhi’ (1978), which chronicles the events that culminated in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, and the partition of India. The book details the planning, execution and the aftermath of the incident.
National Award-winning Marathi filmmaker Rajesh Mapuskar will helm this series which goes on floors early next year with mid-2018 release plan. Abundantia Entertainment is making this series in association with Cinetek, and co-producers Rajesh and Akashdeep Sabir.
Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment, in a press release, said: “The late Manohar Malgaonkar’s book is a riveting account of the method and the madness behind the assassination that shook the world. We are excited to bring this story to the new generation. I am also delighted to collaborate with Rajesh, whose in-depth knowledge on the subject will be a great asset.”
Rajesh, on his part, added: “I got immersed in Bapu when I worked on ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ (he assisted director Rajkumar Hirani). Twelve years after that, Vikram came to me with the proposal to make a digital series on the assassination and I agreed instantly. I hope I can do justice to the project.”
The cast and other details are expected to be out soon.