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Karan Johar’s next to be based on freedom fighter Usha Mehta?

Karan Johar who has produced a number of patriotic films in recent years such as, ‘Raazi’ (2018), ‘Kesari’ (2020), ‘Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl’ (2021) and ‘Shershaah’ (2021), is now looking at his next project that will celebrate another unsung hero.

According to Pinkvilla, Dharma Productions is developing a script on the life of freedom fighter, Usha Mehta. A source shared, “Usha Mehta ran an underground pirate radio called Congress Radio during the Quit India Movement and gave tough time to the British Government. Post-Independence, she was conferred with Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of India. It’s a heroic story of an unsung hero and the creative team at Dharma has been working on this script for a while now.”

The script is based on the play, ‘Khar Khar’, written by Amatya Goradia and Pritesh Sodha, which won Best Script and Best Director Award at IPTA’s Inter-collegiate drama competition, “This one is in the space of Raazi, with ample thrills and drama, and a top A-list actress is expected to come on board to play the titular role,” added the source who also mentioned that the cast and pre-production is currently in progress.

The film will be directed by Kannan Iyer, who is also writing the script with Darab Farooqui.

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