Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha who has been gearing up for his upcoming film Anek
starring Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to collaborate with another ace artist. A report by Taran Adarsh suggests that Sinha has joined hands with Ketan Mehta to produce "Freedom Radio", a biopic based on the life of freedom fighter Usha Mehta
. For the unversed, Usha Mehta was a Gandhian and freedom fighter of India. She is also remembered for organising the Congress Radio, also called the Secret Congress Radio, an underground radio station, which functioned for a few months during the Quit India Movement of 1942.
When asked by Ketan about the upcoming biopic, to this he responded to the news sites, “It’s a film about the spirit of freedom. Set in the pre-Independence era, the film’s narrative captures a forgotten but crucial chapter in the Indian freedom struggle, the ‘Quit India movement’. In 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi announced the Quit India movement, the final battle of the Indian freedom struggle, the British Govt arrested all the top leadership including Gandhi, Patel, Azad, and Nehru in a midnight swoop. The movement was rendered leaderless. All news was blocked and censored, all protests were banned.
That is when the youth of India came forward to take charge and lead the freedom movement forward.” Ketan Mehta said he is happy to collaborate with Anubhav Sinha for the film as he feels that the latter “understands the vision of a filmmaker”. Commenting about coming on board with Freedom Radio as a producer, Anubhav Sinha said, “It’s been a sheer joy working with Ketan on this project. I was taken in by Usha Mehta’s courage and grit. It’s the kind of patriotism that we need to revisit in today’s day and age.” Further, the cast and other members of the film are yet to be announced. For now, we are waiting for Sinha and Mehta to disclose more information regarding this project.