Cast of upcoming series IC 814: The Kandahar hijack and Anubhav Sinha directorial announced

The star cast of the upcoming series IC 814: The Kandahar hijack has been revealed today by the makers. It will comprise of Naseeruddin Shah, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Vijay Varma, Aditya Srivastav, Anupam Tripathi, Kumud Mishra, Arvind Swami, Pankaj Kapur, Amrita Puri, Patralekhaa Paul, Pooja Gaur, Manoj Pahwa, and Yashpal Sharma.

Revolving around the hijack incident of December 24, 1999 of an Indian Airlines flight IC 814 which was en route from Kathmandu to Delhi. The hijack lasted for over 7 days becoming one of the longest hijacks in the history of India.

Talking about the project, director Anubhav Sinha said, , "You are thirty thousand feet from the ground; the aircraft is in control by armed and dangerous people, and you don’t know what they want. You don’t know if they can be given what they want to spare your lives. You don’t know the lengths that people on the ground will go to, to negotiate a reasonable price for your lives. What went on inside the aircraft and outside, beyond geographical boundaries, while the aircraft landed in four different countries over one night? IC 814: The Kandahar Hijack is a verisimilar account of that infamous hijack from 1999 inside the aircraft, the War Room back home in Delhi and the Negotiation Station in Kandahar. This is a story that created unexpected heroes out of the most unprecedented crises. This is a story of those seven days of mayhem, skill and tact."

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the series is set to stream on Netflix.