In October 2021, Shahid Kapoor announced a real-incident-based full-blown action-thriller film, titled Bull. Shahid was supposed to play a paratrooper, Brigadier Faruk Bulsara, in this Bhushan Kumar and Amar Butala joint production based on India’s 1988 Operation Cactus mission. Aditya Nimbalkar, who has worked extensively with Vishal Bhardwaj on his movies like Kaminey, Haider, Rangoon, and Pataakha, was supposed to make his directorial debut with this film. Eight months on, Bull has temporarily been shelved due to logistical issues brought on by the pandemic. The makers have put the film on the backburner for the time being as it requires it to be made on a certain scale, which doesn’t seem financially feasible given the current scenario.
With Bull getting back to the drawing board, the film’s director, Aditya Nimbalkar, has shifted his attention to other projects. Peepingmoon.com has learned that Nimbalkar has now been signed on by Dinesh Vijan for his directorial debut. He is making a crime-thriller for Maddock Films based on the infamous Nithari serial killings that will star Vikrant Massey in the lead. The film has been titled Sector 36 and will go on floors in the coming months in Delhi. The film will apparently delve deep into the 2006 Noida serial murders that shocked the whole nation due to the horrific nature of their killings. Vikrant will reportedly play the role of a cop who investigates this sensational incident that came to light after the Noida police found human remains in a drain behind the accused’s house 16 years ago.
The Nithari killings were perpetrated by a businessman named Moninder Singh Pandher and his house help, Surinder Koli, and claimed the lives of 19 victims, nearly all of whom were children. The Dinesh Vijan film is believed to be unraveling the complexities of the case and goes beyond the sensational headlines to present a suspenseful and scary mystery. Aditya Nimbalkar has done detailed research and promises to bring out this blood-curdling reality of sexual abuse and the killing of innocent children on the big screen in a sensible manner.