Earlier, it was reported that Raj Kumar Gupta will direct Salman Khan, who will be cast in spy thriller film ‘The Black Tiger’, which is Ravindra Kaushik’s biopic. It was shelved reportedly due to issues over rights.
Kaushik infiltrated the Pakistan Army and reached till the rank of Major. He spied from 1975 to 1983. Now, the latest bollywood news is that Anurag Basu, known for “Life in a… Metro”, “Gangster”, “Barfi!”, and “Ludo” will direct and produce the film. Other producers are R Vivek, Asvin Srivatsangam and Divay Dhamija.
The film is believed as one of India’s greatest spies. Kaushik was called ‘Tiger’. Moreover, Salman Khan’s spy film was also titled ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Kaushik’s kin have reportedly given their acknowledgement to the biopic. As per reports, Salman had doubts about acting yet another spy when he already plays the character in Yash Raj Films’ mega spy franchise, Tiger.
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In a statement, Anurag stated, “Ravindra Kaushik’s story is that of courage and valour. At the young age of 20 years, he played a pivotal role in many national and international security matters of the ’70s and ’80s that went on to define India’s as well as South Asia’s geopolitical character. So much of our history is either hidden or forgotten. We ought to recognise and learn about this unsung hero.
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