Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is set to direct a web-series based on gangster Vikas Dubey, who was killed in an encounter by Uttar Pradesh Police in July. At least eight policemen, including DSP Devendra Mishra, were killed at Bikru village in the Chaubeypur area of Kanpur.
The team of police was going to arrest Vikas Dubey. The cops were ambushed from the rooftops on July 3. With a reward of Rs 5 lakh on him, Vikas Dubey was arrested from a temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on July 9.
Meanwhile, the producer Shailesh R Singh's Karma Media and Entertainment, have bought the rights for the upcoming project on the gangster Vikas Dubey, in association with Polaroid Media.
Hansal Mehta is known for directing films like ‘Aligarh’, ‘Omerta’ and the National Award-winning Rajkummar Rao-starrer ‘Shahid’. Mehta said that he would approach the subject with responsibility.
Shailesh Singh who backed several films like ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Shahid’, ‘Aligarh’, ‘Omerta’, and ‘Judgemental Hai Kya’ is also excited to bring the life of Vikas Dubey on screen.