Following to the release of the Tubelight, director Kabir Khan has become already busy with his next project. Instead of a movie, the director will be concentrating on a web series now. The series has been titled “The Forgotten Army”. The idea of the story has stayed with him till the early years in documentary.
In the web series, Saif Ali Khan will be playing the leading man and he has come on board already. The story of the series is related to the soldier of Azad Hind Fauj that has been created by freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Within this army, a strong influence of women can be seen too. It has one of the first infantries of women and called as Rani Jhansi Regiment. So, requirement of a female character as a lead has been felt too.
One of the Bollywood actresses may be signed for the role. Therefore, talks have started already between Half Girlfriend actresses Shraddha Kapoor. The idea has been loved by Shraddha and her team already. However, final call has not been taken. Second choice for the role has been Parineeti Chopra. The director really thinks that Shraddha may be great for the role.
However, director Kabir Khan has said it clearly that the web series is not about Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. People know him. It is the story of the soldiers from INA that has gone untold. In between 6 to 8 episodes, the series will be completed. For every episode, 40 minutes have been scheduled. Therefore, length of the web series can be equated with couple of feature films.
Kabir has also made a documentary with the same name in the past. Recently, director Tigmanshu Dhulia has also come up with the trailer Raag Desh where story of INA soldiers and famous Red Fort Trial case will be enumerated.