After the controversial encounter of Vikas Dubey, his story fascinated the filmmakers. Now Producer Shailesh R Singh has obtained the rights to Vikas Dubey’s story and the events that led to his encounter.
The sensational story will be developed and helmed by National Award winner Hansal Mehta.
Producer Shailesh R Singh was quoted as saying,” I have been following the whole story quite closely through news agencies and other means, killing of 8 policemen shook the Nation and started the 7 days trial of Vikas Dubey which finally saw him killed in an encounter. I thought why not tell this story to the entire nation and bring out some real facts and go to the inner depth of the great to tell this story. I am overwhelmed to tell this story and really looking forward to it.”
Director Hansal Mehta said, “It is an important story, a reflection of our times and our system where politics, crime, and lawmakers form a curious nexus. It is early to discuss approach but it will be approached responsibly and as a fascinating recounting. I see an edgy political thriller emerging out of this, and it will be very interesting to tell this story.”
Earlier Manoj Bajpayee’s name came into light to play Dubey’s character. When asked about the same, Bajpayee said back then, “I hear a lot of people are talking about this. If the role and script are good, it will be fun to play a real-life character. The person you are talking about has had a dramatic life. Portraying his life on the screen will be interesting. Let’s see what happens.”