‘Harry Potter’ actor Tom Felton joins Hansal Mehta’s web series ‘Gandhi’

Hansal Mehta’s web series ‘Gandhi’, where Pratik Gandhi is playing the titular role, has made some new casting announcements and the most significant one of them includes Tom Felton of ‘Harry Potter’ fame. Tom will be seen playing the role of Josiah Oldfield, Gandhi’s friend in London during his student days, as per Deadline.

Felton spoke about his association with the project and told the publication, “I’m excited to be part of the journey of telling the story of Gandhi’s early years in London. It’s an important aspect of history that hasn’t been told on screen before, and to be working with Hansal and Pratik is an honor and pleasure.”

The show brings back Pratik Gandhi with Hansal Mehta after their popular web series ‘Scam 1992’. It also stars Bhamini Oza as Kasturba Gandhi. Applause Entertainment is producing the series. The show is based on Ramachandra Guha’s books ‘Gandhi Before India’ and ‘Gandhi – The Years that Changed the World’.

Mehta said in a statement, “Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s story, particularly his more formative years spent in London and South Africa, is a story for our times, an untouched but fertile tale of a young man who goes on a voyage of self-discovery, not knowing the impact he’d have on history and on our collective consciousness. I feel truly honored to have gotten the opportunity to bring this epic tale to life.”

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