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Nikkhil Advani on 'Rocket Boys': "We decided science is magic and we need to make it as visual as possible"

"The world knows of Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai primarily in one way, but only the family can tell you a different story or validate your story." - Regina Cassandra

January 30, 2022 / 08:34 PM IST
Jim Sarbh as Dr Homi J. Bhabha in SonyLIV's 'Rocket Boys'.

Jim Sarbh as Dr Homi J. Bhabha in SonyLIV's 'Rocket Boys'.

If Dr Homi J. Bhabha is deemed the architect of India’s nuclear energy programme, Dr Vikram Sarabhai is considered the father of India’s space programme. The two highly respected and self-motivated men joined forces to formulate India’s space programme. Not only did they share a love for physics and space, but they reportedly shared an interest in the finer things in life too.

The eight-part first season of Rocket Boys (SonyLiv, releasing February 4, 2022), directed by Abhay Pannu, explores this friendship, their personalities and the work of Sarabhai and Bhabha, played by Ishwak Singh and Jim Sarbh, respectively. The cast includes Regina Cassandra as Mrinalini Sarabhai, Saba Azad as Parvana Irani, Rajit Kapur as Jawaharlal Nehru and Arjun Radhakrishnan as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Actors Cassandra and Sarbh and show creator Nikkhil Advani spoke about creating this biopic and the importance of that period of India’s history.

NIKKHIL ADVANI (Creator)