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Ishwak Singh: Felt script was more informative than biography

Director Abhay Pannu ended the first season of Rocket Boys on an interesting note, with Homi Bhabha – essayed by Jim Sarbh – standing on the cusp of an era-defining invention. While the series depicts how Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai raised the country’s position in the scientific communities under the aegis of the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, it is revealed that the second edition saw former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi playing a larger role. Will go

Kavish Sinha, who handled the casting offered by SonyLIV, had roped in Charu Shankar to play the Iron Lady of India in the opening season. “There are a lot of dignitaries who come to [play] In the second session, which includes cabinet ministers and the prime minister. a major part [is dedicated to] Indira Gandhi in the coming season. Abhay was completely prepared for the entire show, including the character arc,” says the casting director. He says that both the installments have been shot simultaneously. “We needed actors who would be invested for a long time as two seasons were being shot simultaneously. The 16 episodes were not shot episodically, but according to the script and location. He added that the show is now in post-production.




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