Ishwak Singh and Jim Sarbh gave us one of the most defining Indian shows of 2022 in Rocket Boys, which reacquainted us with the brilliance of Vikram Sarabhai and Homi J Bhabha. Come March 16, the team will return with the second season. Singh, who plays Sarabhai in the SonyLIV offering, is well-aware that a year is a quick turnaround time, and credits director Abhay Pannu for shooting a chunk of the second edition with the first. “Abhay laid out the master plan for both seasons beforehand. It helped to shoot a huge part of the second season with the first. The prep was so thorough that I didn’t experience any disjunction when we went back to the set after almost a year to complete the season,” says the actor.
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The upcoming instalment traces Bhabha, Sarabhai and APJ Abdul Kalam’s efforts in the ’70s to make India a nuclear power. Singh is glad that it carries forward the show’s simplicity. “The characters have grown, and are setting out to do bigger things. At the same time, it remains a rooted story,” he explains.