The successful duo of director Hansal Mehta and actor Pratik Gandhi is all set to collaborate again. According to an announcement by Applause Entertainment, a multi-season web series, based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi is in the works. In this series, the role of Gandhi will be played by Scam 1992’s Pratik and the direction will be Mehta’s. The massive project is based on the work of historian and author Ramchandra Guha’s books, Gandhi before India and Gandhi- The Years that Changed the World.

In a statement released by the production house Mehta says, “When you speak of a historic and iconic figure like Mahatma Gandhi, there is already a great deal of responsibility on you as a filmmaker. Our vision with the series is to make it as true-to-life as possible and supported by Ramachandra Guha’s work, we are confident and enthusiastic that we will bring audiences something to remember. With a common vision for this ambitious narrative, I am excited to kickstart a new journey, yet again with Sameer and the team at Applause.”

Producer and director Siddhartha Basu would play a key role in this series from behind the scene. He is on the creative team as a consultant and a factual advisor. Basu is known for shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati, India’s Got Talent and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, among others.

This web series is aiming for a global viewership and it will be released and shot not only in India but in various other countries as well.

Samir Nair, the CEO of Applause Entertainment in a statement says, “The making of Gandhi will be an emotional experience, and when a series of this magnitude and importance is made, it needs people who truly believe in its import. With Hansal’s directorial vision, Pratik’s delicately nuanced performance and Siddhartha Basu joining the creative process, we are excited to bring Gandhi’s, and India’s journey, to a global audience. The story of Mahatma Gandhi is more than just the story of a great individual; it is also the story of the birth of a nation and many other dramatis personae, who along with Gandhi, gained freedom for India.”

Pratik used to work in the Gujarati entertainment industry majorly. But, after the massive success, he got post playing the role of stockbroker Harshad Mehta in 2020 he branched out to other industries as well. He will also be playing the role of Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule in 2023’s Phule.

Featured Image Credits: Pratik Gandhi/ Instagram