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November 6, 2017

Digital series on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination (Source: Bombay Times)

The killing of Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most shocking events in the history of modern, independent India. Now, Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment, which has made noteworthy films like 'Baby', 'Airlift' and 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', is all set to make a multi-season original digital series on the subject for premium on-demand content platforms. The series is based on Manohar Malgaonkar’s 'The Men Who Killed Gandhi', which promises a mostly unheard-of account of the planning, execution and the aftermath of the incident.
National Award-winning director Rajesh Mapuskar, who has also won two Filmfare Marathi Awards for 'Ventilator', will helm the series. Interestingly, it comes at a time when the killing of the Mahatma is in the news again, following a plea before the Supreme Court to re-examine the case.
Vikram, who is making the series in association with Cinetek, and co-producers Rajesh and Akashdeep Sabir, says, “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.”
On his part, Rajesh adds, “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.”

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