Filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia to direct a web series for Ekta Kapoor titled 'MUMbhai'

Apoorva Lakhia, who has directed films like Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007), Mission Istanbul (2008) and Haseena Parkar (2017) is all set to direct a web series titled MUMbhai. Earlier, there were reports suggesting that this series is based on the real life of encounter-specialist Daya Nayak's life; however the filmmaker has rubbished this news.

"Real-life characters, especially those of gangsters and cops, have been such exploited on screen that they're now boring. We have researched on various people and written a fictional piece set against the backdrop of the '90s and 2000s,” Lakhia said in a statement.

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He further added, “Our show is based on the friendship between a cop and a gangster. With the reality of a decade — one when encounter cops came into existence and gangsters became superstars — being dramatic, the script is evidently interesting."

Angad Bedi and Sikander Kher have been roped in to play the role of a cop and gangster respectively. The series which is produced under the banner of Alt Balaji (produced by Ekta Kapoor), will kick start from next month (October 2019). The shooting will take place in Mumbai.

(Source: Mid Day)