We already knew that Rajkummar Rao has been working on a web series based on the life of Subhas Chandra Bose. That was enough to get everyone excited. And now that the teaser has been dropped upon us, the excitement levels are at a high and we can’t wait for the trailer, which will be out on August 18. But let’s talk about the teaser first. As soon as it begins, we see a man sitting in front of a desk, it’s all dark, and he then moves forward to reveal himself and we come to know it is Rajkummar as Bose, with a cigarette in his hand and that bald pate, which Bose had. Also Read - The White Tiger Trailer Out: Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Adarsh Gourav Starrer Is Set For January Release
Now, when it comes to cinematic representation of Bose, it’s Sachin Khedekar, who instantly comes into my mind. He played the INA chief in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, which was directed by Shyam Benegal. And needless to say, he was very convincing. Having said that, we are pretty excited to watch Rao too, especially because of the hard work he has put into this. That bald pate that you see on him is not prosthetic by the way. The actor went bald in real life. Of course this is also suppose to be a different take on Bose as it is more going to tell us about the whole cover-up on his death by the Indian government. ALSO READ: Rajkummar Rao Embroiled In Fake Facebook Account Controversy Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Urges PM Narendra Modi To Declare Netaji's Birthday as National Holiday
Check out the teaser right here:
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Although, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero sparked protest in India as Benegal was forced to cancel its premiere in Calcutta. The film was opposed by the Forward Bloc party, because of the film’s suggestion that Bose secretly married an Austrian woman, Emilie Schenkl, in 1937, and that he died in a plane crash in Taiwan rather than fleeing to Russia in 1945 as some people believe.
It is this mystery behind his death that Bose: Dead/Alive will talk about and we hope this web series, which is directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Ekta Kapoor doesn’t land in trouble.
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