Manish Vatssalya, an actor and a filmmaker, has planned to direct a web series that is based on the life of Vikas Dubey. Vikas Dubey was a gangster who was based in Kanpur. He was allegedly shot in a police encounter in the first week of July. This thriller crime series will be named as ‘Hanak’.
Vikas Dubey earned moniker of ‘Gabbar of Bikru’.
Dubey tried to escape when the car of the STF (Special Task force) that was taking him to Shivli in Uttar Pradesh from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh had overturned in Kanpur.
Eight policemen, including the DSP Devendra Mishra, were ambushed in Chaubeypur area in Bikru village in Kanpur when they were on their way for arresting Vikas dubey. They fell to the bullets that were fired from different rooftops on July 3rd at midnight.
Two UP cops, SHO Vinay Tiwari and the Beat Incharge, KK Sharma, were arrested as they had alerted Vikas Dubey about the raid.
There was a massive hunt that was launched across Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi after the massacre of the eight policemen. A manhunt was launched in the border areas of Indo-Nepal.
Dubey was carrying a reward of Rs five lakh on any information that can lead to his arrest. He was arrested from Madhya Pradesh, Ujjain on the 9th of July. The encounter took place on the very next day, on 10th of July.
Senior Police officers state that Vikas dubey tried taking advantage of the situation when the car overturned. He managed to snatch a weapon from one of the policemen and tried escaping the custody. The police had to fire upon him in retaliation, and he was then rushed to the hospital. Here the authorities declared him dead. During this scuffle 4 policemen were also injured.
Karma Media and Entertainment of the Producer Shailesh R Singh and Polaroid Media have managed to buy off the rights of the upcoming project of this gangster. Mehta has directed films like Omerta, Aligarh, and Shahid. Shahid is a National Award winner with actor Rajkumar Rao in the main lead.
The director says this is a reflection of the present times where crime, politics and lawmakers form a nexus. He ensures that this project will be given a responsible approach and a recounting that is fascinating. This project will be a political thriller that is edgy. Singh has backed films like Shahid, Tanu weds Manu, Aligarh and Judgemental Hai Kya. He says bringing Dubey’s life to screen is going to be really exciting.
Singh has followed this story of Vikas Dubey very closely via the news agencies and other sources. The killing of the eight policemen literally shook the nation. The trail that followed this and the subsequent encounter was something that needs to be told to the whole nation. This web series will bring out some real facts and also go to the inner depth for telling the story.
This is definitely going to be an ‘interesting ‘watch.
Originally posted 2020-08-12 15:07:53.