After the Bharat Ratna for former prime minister Narasimha Rao, Applause Entertainment in collaboration with Aha Studio for a bio-pic on the man and the statesman.

The film titled Half Lion chronicles the subdued largely unsung contribution of former prime minister Narasimha Rao to the growth of Independent India. The web series is based on the book of the same name written by Vinay Sitapati.

The series will be helmed by National award-winning director Prakash Jha, a filmmaker known for his expertise around socio-political themes such as Gangaajal, Apaharan, Rajneeti and Aarakshan, and most recently, the award winning drama series Ashram, to name a few.

Half Lion will release in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil in the second-half of this year.

The big question, who is playing Narasimha Rao? Several names are on list of possibles including Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal and Anupam Kher.