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Meghna Gulzar to produce a series on former Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria

In collaboration with Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films, director Meghna Gulzar is all set to produce a series on the life experiences of former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, Rakesh Maria

Meghna Gulzar to produce a series on former Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria
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Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films along with the Meghna Gulzar are set to produce a series on the life and case files of former Mumbai Police Commissioner, Rakesh Maria. It is said that the web series will be based on his life experiences and various case files that he dealt with. However, the inside details of the show are still under wraps. 

"Rakesh Maria's life-experiences and his prolific career in law-enforcement are a powerful lens to explore the chronology of crime and terror, in our society - as a city, as well as, as a country and a geographical region. The potential of this content is limitless, and that is supremely exciting for me," said the director Meghna Gulzar in a statement.

Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman, Reliance Entertainment, apprecaited the director and said that she is one of the country's most talented personality of our industry. "We are delighted to partner with one of the most distinguished law enforcement officers of our times, Rakesh Maria, to present the courageous accomplishments of his career, and the unacknowledged contributions of thousands of members of the Mumbai Police, safeguarding the security of our city all the time”.

On the collaboration for the series, Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films commented, "Phantom Films has always been a director's company."

Talking about the series Rakesh Maria said, "It is exciting to re-live the journey, especially when piloted by a brilliant and sensitive director like Meghna Gulzar, and a production house of the caliber 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.”

IPS officer Rakesh Maria passed his Civil Service Examination in 1981. In the year 1993, as a Deputy Commissioner Police, Traffic he solved the Bombay serial blasts case and later moved to DCP (Crime) and then Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), of the Mumbai Police. Maria also solved the 2003 Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar twin blasts case. The officer was also investigating the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case and interrogated Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist who was captured alive.

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