Meghna Gulzar to helm a web-series on former Commissioner of Mumbai Police

A handout photo of Meghna Gulzar.
A handout photo of Meghna Gulzar.

After delivering one of the biggest blockbusters of 2018 Raazi, filmmaker Meghna Gulzar is set to foray into digital space with an upcoming web-series. The untitled series will be based on the life of former Commissioner of Mumbai Police, Rakesh Maria.

Maria, who is considered to be one of the most competent police officers to head Mumbai Police, has solved a number of high-profile cases during his tenure. Some of the cases which he cracked include the 1993 Bombay serial bomb blasts and Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar twin blasts case of 2003.

In addition to that, he was also the investigating officer for the 26/11 terrorist attacks which brought the entire city of Mumbai on its knees in 2008. He was the one who interrogated terrorists named Ajmal Kasab.

Rakesh Maria is happy to know that his journey as a police officer is being made into a web-series. “I am happy to relive the journey, especially when piloted by a brilliant and sensitive director like Meghna Gulzar, and a production house of the calibre of Reliance Entertainment’s Phantom Films. More than the nostalgia, it’s also a valuable opportunity to place before the people the extraordinary work of the Mumbai Police when facing tough challenges and working against all odds.”

The project will be produced by Phantom Films.