The makers of Sara Ali Khan’s upcoming film Ae Watan Mere Watan shared the first look of the actress from the film. The teaser released by the makers shows the viewers a bygone era where the viewers see Khan assembling a radio-like device by plugging in vacuum tubes, in a dimly lit room. As she begins to speak on the radio, she shares the message of Independence with the entire nation until she is interrupted by the constant banging at the door. The film, which is said to be inspired by true events, will be Khan's third streaming film after the 2020 release of Coolie No. 1 and the 2021 runaway hit Atrangi Re.
Talking about her character, Khan said: "I am so excited and honoured to get 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. Working with Kannan Iyer sir (the director) is a sheer privilege as he is so passionate and emotionally invested in this story himself."
She further mentioned: "And while 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. And most importantly, I'm going to cherish every day that I get to play an enigmatic freedom fighter."
Producer Karan Johar said: "The movie is an effort to bring to the audiences a lesser-known chapter of Indian history of the Independence struggle. With the incredibly talented Sara Ali Khan taking on a never-seen-before character, and with Kannan Iyer's vision, this movie promises to be truly inspiring and an entertaining experience."
Director Kannan Iyer said: "Ae Watan Mere Watan is going to be a tribute to the priceless contributions made by fearless heroes to India's fight for Independence. It is my first time working with Sara Ali Khan and I am excited to see how she moulds herself into this character."
The makers have also said that the film is not a Usha Mehta biopic. Ae Watan Mere Watan, produced by Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta of Dharmatic, co-produced by Somen Mishra, has been written jointly by Darab Farooqui and Kannan Iyer. The filming is underway for the project and the film, when ready for release, will drop on Prime Video.