Before the release of Bobby Deol starrer Ashram – 4, The Director Prakash Jha has started preparation for the next series, Laal Batti. This series will reunite Sanjay Kapoor—who is looking for newfound popularity on the web and it will be the web debut for Nana Patekar.
Almost 21 years after the release of Krishna Vamsi’s Shakti: The Power, Kapoor and Patekar will reunite for Laal Batti that will also boast of a great ensemble cast, including Meghna Malik who played the role of the Raajneeti actor’s wife.
A source informed Mid-day that “The series is set in the 1990s. Nana Patekar will play a lawyer-turned-politician, while Sanjay Kapoor will be one of his closest [associates] who is both powerful and ruthless.”
Sanjay Kapoor will begin preparation for the series after his return from London. Kapoor is currently in London for a few weeks. Source said “Laal Batti will begin by the end of January in the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh,” adding that the series will focus on Patekar’s character’s life “from his childhood in a village, political career and controversies, relationships, to becoming one of the most powerful statesmen in the country whose economic policies ruled the nation for years to come.”
The eight time National Award-winning director has conducted detailed research for months before finalizing the final script of the series.
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