1993 released movie titled Sardar saw Paresh Rawal take the lead role as India's Iron Man. The movie was a biopic on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. Now, 26 years later, another biopic is being made on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, but this time as a web series. It will be an adaptation of Hindol Sengupta’s book The Man Who Saved India. The adaptation rights of Hindol’s book is acquired by Bohra Bros.
Sunil Bohra of Bohra Bros said in a statement, “I was always mesmerized by Sardar Patel and his important contributions, including the merging of the princely states into the union of India. Since the book manages to deftly encompass Patel’s many facets, the team will stay as close to the biography as possible when converting it to a web series.” The series will be focused on how Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel became one of the most prominent personalities of Indian politics.
Talking about his book being turned into a web series, Hindol Sengupta said, “The phrase larger than life is a cliché but like all clichés, there are moments when it is true. And this is one of them. This is one such story which is truly larger than life and I believe that Sunil is the right person to give this story the visual mounting that it requires – and the distribution muscle that it can enthral a new generation around the world as the story of Gandhi once did.”
“Sardar Patel worked with and spoke extensively with youth all his life. He was one of the first in the Congress party at that time who saw how futile and borrowed a Right versus Left debate among the youth was in India and propelled the youth on the far more urgent task for building the nation after colonial rule,” the author added.
The makers are yet to reveal which actor will be seen as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel