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UTV, Smriti Irani get together to produce series on Mahatma Gandhi

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UTV, Smriti Irani get together to produce series on Mahatma Gandhi

After the big screen it is time now for some Gandhigiri on the small screen. UTV Television is all set to co-produce with Smriti Irani Productions Ltd a drama series on the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. This is for the first time that an Indian production house is planning a project for the world wide audience. Discussions with broadcasters in the US and the UK are in the pipeline.

Ajit Thakur, COO, UTV Television, said, “UTV Television has always looked for innovation in whatever it ventures into. When Smriti came up with the concept, I found it very interesting and novel. Gandhi has been one of the greatest political leaders and thinkers of the 20th century, we would like to encapsulate the golden era with great dignity, panoramic sweep and excellence in production.”

Speaking on the concept, Irani explained, “Mahatma Gandhi was also a husband, father, and a family man. Though his sacrifices have been chronicled on screen before, we would also like to highlight the sacrifices made by his family, a story largely untold. We would also be shooting on actual locations to give the series the authenticity it deserves.”


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