Known for his penchant for off-beat characters and essaying them with great aplomb on screen, Rajit Kapur will bring to life an impactful role in his next, Gandhi Hatya: Ek Saazish (Gandhi The Conspiracy), produced by Lakshmi R Iyer, directed by Karim Traidia and Pankaj Sehgal. The popular veteran actor will portray the late freedom fighter and independent India’s first Prime Minister, Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru in the historical thriller.
Rajit’s look as Chacha Nehru (fondly referred by kids) is one of the major USPs of the movie and has already given reasons as to why one should look forward to the film. Once Rajit slips into Nehru’s traditional prince coat, his signature red rose and the trademark Congress Party white cap, the uncanny resemblance leaves the audience wanting more.
Lakshmi R Iyer says, “It was a tumultuous time for India immediately after independence and the country’s partition, that left over 2 million dead and over 14 million Indians displaced. Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru is in a bind, faced with a refugee and an escalating communal problem threatening to lead to a civil war and possibly further break up the country into small principalities. Further, a strong opposition both with and outside the party is challenging his position, make his job even tougher. But by his side is Mahatma Gandhi, the man holding everything together and slowly but surely turning India towards a secular, democratic India.”
Rajit Kapur confirms, “It was a great experience and a huge honour to portray the role of Nehruji. He was a historic legendary politician and had been an instrumental force in India’s freedom.”
Based on true events that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi Hatya: Ek Saajish takes a critical look at the pivotal events immediately after independence that shaped India as a secular democracy. A Nugen Media Production, the multi-starrer historical thriller is due for release this year.