‘It will be approached responsibly’: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta confirms webseries on gangster Vikas Dubey’s life
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, on Monday, confirmed that he will be directing a web series based on the life of gangster Vikas Dubey who was killed in a police encounter on July 10. Hansal confirmed the news by retweeting a tweet by a journalist who shared details of the project, the filmmaker wrote, “Development begins soon. @ShaaileshRSingh thank you for this…”
The original tweet was by the journalist read, “An edgy political-thriller web-series to be made on the alleged encounter of UP’s notorious gangster, #VikasDubey.. #Shahid and #Omerta fame @mehtahansal will direct the show that explores the nexus of politics, crime, and lawmakers… Produce by Shailesh Singh, it rolls next year!”
For the uninformed, Vikas was the main accused in the killing of eight policemen in Bikru village near Kanpur on July 3. The team of police had gone to arrest him in an attempt to murder case.
Vikas was arrested in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain, after being spotted at the famous Mahakal temple. On July 10, Dubey was killed by the special task force of the Uttar Pradesh Police in a shoot-out. Police said that the vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur overturned in the rain, after which he snatched a gun from an injured police officer and attempted to escape.
Hansal, on the other hand, said in a statement that he would make the series ‘responsibly’. He said, “It is a reflection of our times and our system where politics, crime, and lawmakers form a curious nexus. It is early to discuss approach but it will be approached responsibly and as a fascinating recounting. I see an edgy political thriller emerging out of this, and it will be very interesting to tell this story.”