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Alt Balaji: Ekta Kapoor casts Rajkummar Rao in Bose biopic

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MUMBAI: After bringing to life the story of Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture on the big screen, Ekta Kapoor is now bringing Subhash Chandra Bose’s life to the digital world, with an all new dimension to the storytelling. The subscription based video-on-demand platform Alt Balaji has announced the launch of a new digital series which essays the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Rajkummar Rao will be seen enacting the role of Bose. The digital show promises to showcase the untold story of his life, – a biopic like never seen before.

“The unknown side of events, happenings and personalities has always intrigued me, I am drawn to these mysteries! Bose is such a strong character from our history and yet there is so much about him that we don’t know, and that hasn’t been told on any medium before. The unbounded mystery around him is so fascinating and that was my trigger to tell this side of his story on the digital platform. It is edgy, fast paced and it’s everything that you don’t expect it to be!” said Kapoor.

Rao is spending a majority of his time researching/prepping for the once in a lifetime kind of role.

Rao added, “I'm extremely excited to explore the unheard journey of Netaji on screen. It's a great opportunity for me as an actor. I was totally blown away hearing his life story. He is one of the most mysterious and fascinating persons of our history and of course, we all know about his true love for the country and with Ekta and Synergy backing it I don't have any doubts that our audience will get to witness something never seen before on Indian screen.”

Kapoor is all set to step into the web world with her new digital foray set to launch in early 2017. The app showcases exclusive, original, and never-seen before digital shows.

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