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Hansal Mehta to cast Tom Felton in his new series ‘Gandhi’

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Hansal Mehta known for his extraordinary works like Scam 1992, and Scam 2003 is all set to begin shooting for his series ‘Gandhi’ where the main cast is Pratik Gandhi for Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Bhamini Oza will be seen on screen as Kasturba Gandhi. But most interestingly, Hansal Mehta’s cast includes Hollywood actors. The actor of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and two films from the Harry Potter series, Tom Felton along with other actors, Libby Mai, Molly Wright, Ralph Adeniyi, James Murray, Lindon Alexander, Jonno Davies, Simon Lennon

“The story of Gandhi’s early years in London is an important aspect of history that hasn’t been told on screen before,” said Harry Potter actor Tom Felton.

Felton, who became an international star with his performance as Draco Malfoy in eight Harry Potter movies based on author JK Rowling’s bestselling book series

“We’re in the thick of our shoot. Thrilled to be directing this stellar international cast – Tom Felton, Libby Mai, Molly Wright, Ralph Adeniyi, James Murray, Lindon Alexander, Jonno Davies, Simon Lennon #Gandhi #GandhiFilmingNow,” Mehta posted on Instagram.

The series os based on historian and author Ramchandra Guha’s two books–Gandhi before India and Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World.

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“I’m excited to be part of the journey of telling the story of Gandhi’s early years in London. It’s an important aspect of history that hasn’t been told on screen before, and to be working with Hansal & Pratik is an honour and pleasure,” said Felton in a statement.

Mehta, known for critically acclaimed shows such as Scam 1992 and Scoop, said it is a privilege to work with an exceptionally talented cast. “The casting of some exceptional international actors to our ensemble is even more exciting as we prepare to take our labour of love to audiences worldwide. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s story, particularly his more formative years spent in London and South Africa, is a story for our times, an untouched but fertile tale of a young man who goes on a voyage of self-discovery, not knowing the impact he’d have on history and our collective consciousness. I feel truly honoured to have gotten the opportunity to bring this epic tale to life,” he added.

Gandhi is an international production and will be shot at various Indian and foreign locations. Siddhartha Basu is attached as a historical consultant, factual advisor and creative consultant on the project.

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