Former Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria and the case files he handled is the subject on a new web series that will be directed by Meghna Gulzar. Reliance Entertainment’s Phantom Films has signed a deal for this effect. The former cop was involved in many major events throughout his career; which includes 26/11 terror attacks, 1993 serial attacks. In fact, Rakesh had interrogated the only captured terrorist on the 26/11 terrorist attacks Ajmal Kasab.
Meghna’s last Bollywood film was Raazi. Speaking about the series she said that the potential for this series is tremendous. In Bollywood, Rakesh Maria’s life has inspired a few roles. In the 2007 film based on 1993 blasts, Anurag Kashyap had Kay Kay Menon play the role of Rakesh in the film Black Friday. Further, in Ram Gopal Varma’s film The Attacks of 26/11, Nana Patekar played the role of Rakesh.
Speaking on this association, Rakesh Maria said that the series is a good opportunity for people to know how the Mumbai police handle tough challenges and working against all the odds.