A new biographical series based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi is in the works, according to IANS. The multi-season series, which has been adapted from historian Ramachandra Guha’s two books – Gandhi Before India and Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World – has roped in Scam 1992 star Pratik Gandhi in the lead role. Pratik incidentally, shares his last name with the father of the nation.

Sharing his excitement about the announcement, Pratik said, “I deeply believe in the Gandhian philosophy and its values that echo simplicity in its purest forms. Personally too, I strive to achieve and imbibe many of his qualities and teachings in my daily life.”

He continued, “Moreover, playing the role of Mahatma is very close to my heart ever since my theatre days and now it is a huge honour to yet again essay the role of this legendary leader, on screen. I believe it’s a huge responsibility to essay this role with dignity, grace and conviction and I can’t wait to embark on this journey.”

Ramachandra is confident that the series will do complete justice to his books. “Along the way, he made many friends and not a few enemies too. I am delighted that my books on Gandhi are now being adapted for this ambitious and exciting series. I am confident that it will bring the complex contours of Gandhi’s life and the moral essence of his teachings to viewers across the globe,” the author in a statement.

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