Filmmaker Hansal Mehta to direct web series on Vikas Dubey

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is set to create a web series on gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an encounter by Uttar Pradesh police a month ago. Eight policemen, including DSP Devendra Mishra, were trapped in Bikru town in Chaubeypur region of Kanpur when they were going to capture Dubey and tumbled to firing from housetops soon after midnight on July 3.

Dubey, who was carrying an award of Rs five lakh on data prompting his capture, was captured from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on July 9. He was killed in an encounter on the morning of July 10 when a police vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with a mishap, and he attempted to escape from the spot in the Bhauti zone, the police had said.

Producer Shailesh R Singh’s Karma Media and Entertainment, in association with Polaroid Media, have purchased the rights for the forthcoming film on the gangster. Mehta, known for coordinating acclaimed films like Aligarh, Omerta, and the National Award-winning Rajkummar Rao-starrer Shahid, said he would move toward the subject mindfully.

“It is an impression of our society and our framework, where legislative issues, crime, and officials structure an inquisitive nexus. It is right on time to talk about methodology, yet it will be drawn nearer dependably and as an intriguing describing. I see a restless political spine chiller rising out of this, and it will be extremely intriguing to recount to this story,” the director said in an announcement.

Singh, who has upheld films like Tanu Weds Manu, Shahid, Manoj Bajpayee-featured Aligarh, Omerta, and Judgemental Hain Kya, said he is eager to carry Dubey’s life to the screen.

“I have been following the entire story intently through news offices and different methods, the killing of eight policemen shook the country and began the seven days trial of Vikas Dubey which at last observed him killed in an experience. I thought, why not recount this story to the whole country and draw out some genuine realities.” Singh said.