Filmmaker Kabir Khan has announced that his forthcoming project will be a web series which would chronicle the story of Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army.
Tentatively titled The Forgotten Army, which was also the name of a documentary Kabir made in 1996, the international mini-series for Amazon Prime Video will be set during World War II.
“Ever since I did that documentary, there was so much I experienced and saw, which was much more than what went into the documentary. I always wanted to make a big feature about this subject,” Kabir told reporters.
“This is the story which made me want to be a filmmaker. This is the one story I have to tell. After every film, I used to bring out the idea of forgotten army, keep writing the screenplay. It's finally happening,” he added.
The war-epic series will be an eight episode original show, going on floors post the release of his Salman Khan starrer Tubelight.
Kabir said the format of web series is more liberating than that of films.
“The medium allows you to do much more than perhaps the mainstream Hindi films, where unfortunately the conditions we are in right now, we are constantly checking ourselves. We have certain characters who would be sitting on our films before we release.”
Based on true events, The Forgotten Army is about men and women who fought a heroic war for the independence of India as part of the Indian National Army.
Kabir says he is looking to have international cast for the web series, which starts shooting from October.