Pratik Gandhi: I have been prepping to play Mahatma Gandhi for the last 8 years



Director-actor duo Hansal Mehta and Pratik Gandhi announced this year that they will be collaborating once again for a web series based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The duo had also delivered the super-ht web series, `Scam 1992`. The series on Mahatma Gandhi will be based on the writing of historian and author, Ramachandra Guha and will be adapted from his two books, `Gandhi before India’ and `Gandhi-The Years that Changed the World`. 

Pratik Gandhi has shared that the pre-production or the series is going in full swing. “As far as I am concerned, I have been prepping for this character for the last 8 years. I have been performing as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on stage for the longest time and that too in the format of monologue,” the actor told mid-day.com. 

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The series will mark Pratik`s third collaboration with Hansal Mehta after `Scam 1992` and a segment in` Modern Love (Mumbai)`. Talking about his collaboration with Mehta, Gandhi said, “He is one of my favourite creative collaborators. It is fun to work with him. He is an actor`s director and he lets you be. For him also it is a very collaborative process. I feel at home whenever I am working with him.”

Pratik, who was last seen playing a stand-up comedian in the film Atithi Bhooto Bhava` is constantly experimenting with the kind of roles that he takes up. “That`s a conscious decision that I have taken. I don`t want to repeat myself. I want to give the audience different characters and different range also, which challenges me and give some something to learn from,” he said.

Originally published at www.mid-day.com

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