Bollywood director Shashant Shah has been roped in by ALTBalaji to direct the web series based on Nanavati case titled The Verdict – State v/s Nanavati. The case also inspired the Bollywood film Rustom. It refers to the murder of businessperson Prem Ahuja by naval officer Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati. Even Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet revolved around the same case, through the eyes of two newspapers.
Besides Shashant joining the project as a director, ALTBalaji had previously announced that Subhash Kapoor will be the creative director for the show. Shashant is known for his light hearted films like Dasvidaniya and Chalo Dilli. Subhash is well known for his comedy film Jolly LLB. Talking about this collaboration, Subhash said that he is looking forward to collaborating with the streaming service and the director for the web series. In a media interaction, he also said that Shashant has some good ideas for the show. The show is currently in its pre-production stage and will be streaming both on the app and the website. The series will definitely be interesting to watch after having seen films based on the same subject.