Team of web series ‘Bose: Dead/Alive’ hosted a special screening of their series on Friday in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities like Gizele Thakral, Boney Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Hansal Mehta, Shirish Kunder, Mukesh Chhabra, Kubra Sait, Patralekha, Rahul Den and Mugdha Godse attended the special screening.
While special screening of the ‘Bose: Dead/Alive’, Rajkummar Rao who is playing character of Subhash Chandra Bose interacted with media, he said, “We have got overwhelming response for the trailer of series and today people who watched it today also gave us good feedback for our series so we are very excited.”
Talking about preparation he did to play the character of Subhash Chandra Bose, Rao said, “I did a lot of preparation to play a role of Subhash Chandra Bose. I gained almost 13 kgs of weight to look similar to him. I read lot of books based on him, saw documentaries based on him and listen to his speeches to understand him as an individual”
When asked him whose opinion matters him the most, Rao said, “Everybody’s opinion is equally important and these series consists of 9 episodes together which will be released on 20th November. Audience can binge watch it as they are on an average 20-25 minutes of each”
When asked Rajkummar whether he gets tired of working as he is working non-stop this year for various projects, Rao said, ” Not at all. This is my age to work. Look at Amit ji who at this age still killing it so we take lot of inspiration from him and learn from him”
‘Bose: Dead/Alive’ traces the journey of the freedom fighter from being an introvert to a brave nationalist and a rebel. The show will be released on ALTBalaji, which is backed by Ekta Kapoor.
It has been directed by Pulkit and has Hansal Mehta as its creative producer, with whom Rajkummar has already done some remarkable work in films like Shahid, CityLights, and Aligarh.
The web-series also stars Sanjay Gurbaxani, Surendra Rajan, Patralekha, Naveen Kasturia and Anna Ador, and it will begin streaming from November 20.