MUMBAI: Karan Johar’s patriotic film Ae Watan Mere Watan has been in the news for a while now. The film stars Sara Ali Khan in the lead and will revolve around an underground radio station led by a courageous young woman who changed the history of India’s freedom struggle in 1942. The character played by Sara is inspired by freedom fighter Usha Mehta.
Ae Watan Mere Watan will stream on Amazon Prime Video on March 21st and is directed by Kannan Iyer of Ek Thi Dayan fame and is written by Notebook famed Darab Farooqui. Apart from Sara Ali Khan, the film also stars Sachin Khedekar, Abhay Verma, Sparsh Shrivastav, Alexx O’ Neil, and Anand Towari. The film will also have a cameo by Emraan Hashmi.
Ae Watan Mere Watan is produced by Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Somen Mishra. Aparna Purohit, Prime Video head of originals, India and Southeast Asia, said: “’Ae Watan Mere Watan’ further cements our long-standing relationship with Dharmatic Entertainment and underscores our collective commitment to telling stories that are not only entertaining and immersive but have a robust emotional core. It’s a privilege that the film’s unveiling aligns with the essence of World Radio Day, acknowledging the power of this medium in shaping historical narratives and establishing profound connection with audiences.”
Karan Johar said, “Kannan and Darab have taken inspiration from a poignant point of India’s history and woven a rich story with a strong emotional core that is further enriched by Sara’s exceptional portrayal of a young revolutionary. For decades radio has thrived as a medium to inform, engage and entertain the masses, playing a crucial role in encouraging discourse. ‘Ae Watan Mere Watan’ pays homage to the significant role radio played in uniting the country and fueling the fire in every Indian’s heart, further emboldening the Quit India Movement.”
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