New Delhi: Actors Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh will star in for the web series "Rocket Boys". The series is a dramatised representation of the lives of India's renowned nuclear physicists -- Homi J. Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai. The series will feature the chronicles of their journey to achieving greatness in the field of science. While Jim will play the role of Bhabha, Ishwak will be seen as Sarabhai.
Talking about the series, Jim told IANS, "Indian entertainment is about to explode with new material, and 'Rocket Boys' is a project that will, hopefully, be a part of the new wave of how shows are conceived, created, and consumed. Taking on the role of Homi Bhabha is extremely special, partly because of our shared Parsi heritage, but mostly because of the interesting, driven, Renaissance man he was."
Talking about his character, he added: "His dedication to scientific process and discovery, not least of which are his legacy of world class scientific institutions, his notes on art and culture, and his ability to have a good laugh, make him a delicious character to play.
Ishwak said it is not often that one gets to play a real-life character like Vikram Sarabhai.
He said: "I was drawn to the concept not just as an artiste, but as a Indian who takes immense pride in the legacy of these iconic scientists. 'Rocket Boys' marks my second stint with Nikkhil Advani, and I am grateful that the team chose me for this role."
The series is directed by Abhay Pannu and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikhil Advani. It will steam on SonyLIV.