Exclusive: Akshaye Khanna coming in web series on Homi Bhabha
Akshaye Khanna is ready to go places! In the second phase of his career, which the 43-year-old actor known for his power-packed performances is taking slowly and steadily, are lined films and a web series that will add more quality to his already sublime filmography.
Akshaye’s last film was Dharma Productions’ suspense thriller Ittefaq in 2017. The actor will next be seen in debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s political biographical The Accidental Prime Minister playing policy analyst Sanjaya Baru. The film will release on December 21.
After The Accidental Prime Minister, Akshaye was supposed to begin Section 375: Marzi Ya Zabardasti, a suspense drama that highlights the misuse of rape laws in the country. But that film has apparently been put on indefinite hold due to the legal battle between the director Manish Gupta and producer Kumar Mangat Pathak. Rescheduling his dates, Akshaye has now locked a new project and we hear it’s a web-series.
[caption id="attachment_147226" align="aligncenter" width="706"] Akshaye Khanna[/caption]
PeepingMoon.com has exclusively learned that Akshaye will star in a web-series on the suspicious death of nuclear physicist Homi Jehangir Bhabha. Although other details including the web network which is making this show, the director and producers are unknown, we understand the preparation has already begun with a recce currently going on in full swing in Lebanon’s capital city Beirut. Set in the 1960s, the shooting for the series will apparently begin in the next few months.
[caption id="attachment_147227" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Late Homi Jehangir Bhabha[/caption]
Bhabha, who is acknowledged as the father of the Indian nuclear programme and the founder of the Atomic Energy Establishment, was one of the most prominent scientists that India ever had. He died under mysterious circumstances in an Air India plane crash near Mont Blanc on January 24, 1966, while he was on his way to Vienna for a scientific conference. The air crash killed all 11 crew members and 106 passengers and was recorded as the second worst airlines disaster of that time.
Although the official reason for the crash was given as a misunderstanding between Geneva Airport and the pilot about the aircraft’s position near the mountain, Bhabha’s death still remains a mystery. Many possible theories have been advanced including a popular conspiracy that states Bhabha was assassinated by the CIA to paralyse India’s nuclear programme. The eminent scientist was also a painter and classical music and opera enthusiast.