There's some good news for the lovers of web series as an exciting new series is being launched on AltBalaji. The digital content platform owned by television queen Ekta Kapoor will broadcast the series- Bose: Dead/Alive. The new series will unravel the mysteries which surround the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao will play the titular role in the upcoming series which will start beaming from November 20.
National-award winning film-maker Hansal Mehta is the creative producer of Bose: Dead/Alive. The 'Simran' director has said that digital medium is going to be the future of entertainment. "The web space is where we can get the audience that wants to know about Netaji," the director added.
Ekta Kapoor, the CEO of Balaji Telefilms has said that makers did not compromise with any fact while making the show.
"Every documented fact was discussed. A chronology-wise storyboard was made with inputs from various researchers. We took at least a year to put all facts in a linear format. But in the end, it all boils down to your belief," the producer said at a press meet.
When asked if she would play safe in the web series, the 'Naagin' franchise maker said that she has never done that in any of her productions. "I feel dignity to a hero such as Bose can be given only if we tell his story after proper research. We did not compromise on facts just to make 100 people happy," she said.
Rajkummar Rao whose movie Newton has been selected as India's official entry to the Oscars has said that the series will remain his most ambitious project till now.
"We made this show with a lot of hard work and love. A lot of preparation went behind the shoots. I had to gain weight for the role and learn Bengali," the 'Bareily Ki Barfi' actor added.
Check out the trailer of the web series here.
(With PTI Inputs)