RJ Malishka, Rajesh Kumar & KC Shankar Join ‘Freedom At Midnight’

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EXCLUSIVE: RJ Malishka, Rajesh Kumar and KC Shankar are the most recent Indian stars to board SonyLIV‘s political drama sequence Freedom at Midnight.

Malishka (aka Malishka Mendonsa) will painting Indian liberation activist Sarojini Naidu, will play Muhammad Ali Jinnah affiliate and partition negotiations chief Liaquat Ali Khan, and Shankar might be V.P. Menon, a constitutional adviser who performed a essential position in integrally princely states into India. Each had an enduring affect on the true-life political panorama, which Freedom at Midnight is exploring.

Drama sequence Freedom of Midnight relies on a non-fiction guide by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins and billed as an epic political thriller set in 1947, the yr of Indian independence and partition. Abhinandan Gupta, Adwitiya Kareng Das and Gundeep Kaur are adapting the textual content as writers. We first revealed information of the sequence, billed as SonyLIV’s highest-budget authentic to this point, in June 2022 and it was formally unveiled as a part of a latest mega-slate.

Today’s information comes throughout a spate of casting bulletins for the present, which is one in all streamer SonyLIV’s greatest bets. Pakistan chief Ali Jinnah is to be performed by Arif Zakari, whereas his sister, Fatima Jinnah, might be portrayed by Ira Dubey (Scoop).

Last week, we reported Cordelia Bugeja, Richard Teverson, Luke McGibney, Andrew Cullum and Alistair Findlay had joined the sequence as a bunch of characters who performed main roles within the British Empire’s ultimate days in charge of India. The nation gained independence and was partitioned in 1947.

Speaking about her casting, Malishka stated: “I am truly humbled to portray Sarojini Naidu, the Nightingale of India, in Freedom at Midnight. Playing her is a challenge and honour, as my only reference point is what I’ve read about her and the discussions I’ve had about her with our director. I think she was a true representation of the Modern women of India who was not boxed by any limitations.”

Kumar added: “Immersion in Liaquat Ali Khan’s character has been a pivotal moment in my career. Through exhaustive research and detailed study of his life, mannerisms, and political expertise, I aim to authentically portray the nuanced persona of Khan on screen.”

Freedom at Midnight is produced by Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani Emmay Entertainment in affiliation with StudioNext and SonyLIV. Nikkhil Advani serves as showrunner and director. The story is penned by Abhinandan Gupta, Adwitiya Kareng Das, Gundeep Kaur, Divya Nidhi Sharma, Revanta Sarabhai and Ethan Taylor.

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