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Sardar Patel's biopic to be adapted into web series

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian Sardar Patel's biography -- 'The Man Who Saved India' by -- is all set to be adapted into a of the same name, publishers Penguin announced on Monday.

The series will be adapted by (Bohra Bros) and (Karam Media), makers of popular Bollywood films like "Gangs of Wasseypur" and "Tanu Weds Manu".

The production, which traces Patel's journey towards becoming one of the tallest leaders in the Indian polity, sheds light on Patel's contribution to the freedom struggle, and how he earned the title of 'Sardar' from

It will also look at how an ordinary young boy from with skeletal education went on to ace one of the in the

"I was always mesmerized by the persona of and his contribution of merging the princely states into the union of I hail from Jodhpur and can hence relate to it better than anyone else," Bohra said.

He added that Sengupta's book, which came last year only, encompassed all facets of Patel's persona, and hence they have decided to "stay as close to the book as possible".

The too was pleased that the filming rights to his book were bought by Bohra, who he said has the "the vision, the tenacity and the instinctive understanding of how to bring Sardar Patel's story to life".

"This is a story which is truly larger than life, and I believe that Sunil is the right person to give this story the visual mounting and the distribution muscle that it requires so that it can enthral a new generation around the world," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 14:45 IST
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