Sara Ali Khan to essay the role of freedom fighter Usha Mehta in Karan Johar’s ‘Aye Watan…Mere Watan’; Filming to began in September

Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan is all set to collaborate with Karan Johar for her next. Buzz is that the actress is all set to be a part of a patriotic film titled Aye Watan…Mere Watan, where she would be essaying the role of freedom fighter Usha Mehta.

The film is all set to go on floors coming September 2022. Sara signed the film earlier this year, and now since she is done with her other commitments, she can now completely devote herself to this. Reportedly, the actress has been prepping for the film and is keen on essaying a real-life character for the first time.

We also hear that the film will primarily focus on Usha Mehta starting an underground radio station, called Congress Radio, which functioned for a few months during the Quit India Movement of 1942. That played a major role in the freedom struggle as it broadcasted uncensored news and other information banned by the British government of India.

Aye Watan…Mere Watan will be directed by Kannan Iyer, and backed by Karan Johar. Kannan was also supposed to look after the Abhinav Bindra biopic, starring Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor and father Anil Kapoor. Apparently the film has been put on hold for time being when he got a chance to direct Aye Watan…Mere Watan, he was more than happy and accepted it.

Apparently film director Ketan Mehta, too, is working on Usha Mehta’s biopic. Usha Mehta was Ketan Mehta’s paternal aunt. While the casting remains undecided, rumours were rife that Taapsee Pannu or Bhumi Pednekar will be signed for the coveted part.

Earlier in an interview, Ketan was asked about Karan also making a film on the same topic. To which he said, “I wish Karan all the best. I feel personally responsible that a tribute to her is made and presented as well as possible. It is a family legacy. My father was also a freedom fighter, and this is the only legacy dad and phobia (aunt) left us with and I feel this should be passed on to people.”