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Hansal Mehta to direct a web series based on the life of Gangster ‘Vikas Dubey’

Hansal Mehta
Director Hansal Mehta(left) and Gangster Vikas Dubey (right)
    Hansal MehtaDirector Hansal Mehta(left) and Gangster Vikas Dubey (right)

As per latest reports, Director Hansal Mehta is going to direct a web series made on the life of Uttar Pradesh’s gangster Vikas Dubey. The film will be produced by Shaailesh R Singh in association with Polaroid Media.

Vikas Dubey, a dangerous gangster of Uttar Pradesh who was killed a month ago in a controversial police encounter has been involved in several high profile criminal cases. Just hours after his death, bunch of filmmakers of the country showed interest in directing a film based on his life. Today the big announcement was made by Shaailesh R Singh that, he has acquired the rights to make a web series on the gangster.

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Hansal Mehta, who made films like Shahid, Omerta and Aligarh was finalized to direct this project. He has a good knowledge and experience in directing edgy crime thrillers. His last directorial, which is based on the life of International terrorist Omar Sheikh has received huge amount of praise and appreciation from the audience as well as from the critics.

The confirmation about the category of the project is yet to be finalised. Some reports suggest that it will be a film and some are saying that it will be a web series. Hansal Mehta only tweeted this in response to the news.

Now who is going to portray the role of Vikas Dubey? This question is floating on the internet. Some of the audience members are finding actor Abhimanyu Singh who worked in films like Gulaal and Rakta Charitra suitable for this role.

Abhimanyu Singh
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Abhimanyu is a very capable actor but he never got a chance to showcase his full potential in a Hindi project. If he bag this role, he can definitely mark his presence in the industry with this character.



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