'I'm going to cherish every day that I get to play an enigmatic freedom fighter.'
Sara Ali Khan says she is proud to portray a character that echoes 'bravery and courage' in her upcoming movie, Ae Watan Mere Watan.
The Amazon Prime Video Original film, directed by Kannan Iyer, features Sara in the role of a freedom fighter. Iyer has also penned the thriller-drama along with Darab Farooqui.
Produced by Karan Johar's Dharmatic Entertainment, it is inspired by true events and follows the journey of a college girl in Mumbai, who goes on to become a freedom fighter.
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'I am so excited and honoured that Prime Video and Dharmatic Entertainment have given me the opportunity to be a part of a film that I truly believe deserves to be told. As an actor, and more importantly as an Indian, I am proud to be able to portray a character that echoes bravery, strength and courage,' Sara said in a statement.
'Working with Kannan Iyer sir is a sheer privilege, as he is so passionate and emotionally invested in this story himself. And while, of course, it is very challenging to essay a character that is vastly different from anything that I've done before, it is a project I'm going to work really hard on. Most importantly, I'm going to cherish every day that I get to play an enigmatic freedom fighter,' she added.
Ae Watan Mere Watan is set against the backdrop of the Quit India Movement in 1942.
Johar, who is producing the project along with Apoorva Mehta, said the film is an effort to bring to the audiences a lesser-known chapter of Indian history of the independence struggle.
The release date has not been revealed yet.