Mumbai, August 10
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is about to develop and direct an internet sequence primarily based on gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an encounter by Uttar Pradesh Police final month.
Eight policemen, together with DSP Devendra Mishra, have been ambushed at Bikru village in Chaubeypur space of Kanpur once they have been going to arrest Dubey and fell to bullets fired from rooftops shortly after the midnight on July 3.
Dubey, who carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on info resulting in his arrest, was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on July 9.
He was killed in an encounter on the morning of July 10 when a police car carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and he tried to flee from the spot in Bhauti space, the police had mentioned.
Producer Shailesh R Singh’s Karma Media and Entertainment, in affiliation with Polaroid Media, have purchased the rights for the upcoming venture on the gangster.
Mehta, identified for guiding acclaimed movies like ‘Aligarh’, ‘Omerta’ and the National Award-winning Rajkummar Rao-starrer ‘Shahid’, mentioned he would strategy the topic responsibly.
“It is a mirrored image of our instances and our system the place politics, crime and lawmakers type a curious nexus. It is early to debate strategy however will probably be approached responsibly and as an interesting recounting.
“I see an edgy political thriller emerging out of this, and it will be very interesting to tell this story,” the director mentioned in an announcement.
Singh, who has backed movies like ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Shahid’, ‘Aligarh’, ‘Omerta’ and ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’, mentioned he’s excited to carry Dubey’s life to the display screen.
“I’ve been following the entire story fairly carefully via information businesses and different means, killing of eight policemen shook the nation and began the seven days’ path of Vikas Dubey which lastly noticed him killed in an encounter.
“I thought why not tell this story to the entire nation and bring out some real facts. I am overwhelmed to tell this story and really looking forward to it,” Singh mentioned.
Prior to Dubey, 5 of his alleged associates have been killed in separate encounters. PTI