- Advertisement -
On 27th April 1959, a dashing Parsi Naval Officer pumped three bullets from his revolver into a rich Sindhi businessman and then went and confessed his brutal crime to the Police.
The infamous story of K.M. Nanavati Vs. State of Maharashtra is still one of the most sensational criminal cases in India. ALTBalaji is all set to present this trial case in an upcoming drama web series titled, The Verdict – 'State Vs Nanavati’, where ace actor Angad Bedi will portray lawyer Karl Khandalvala. This 10-episode series will be directed by Shashant Shah.
Commenting on his collaboration with ALTBalaji Angad shared, "After Inside Edge, I was keen to do a show only if it ups the ante in terms of uniqueness of storyline. I heard the concept of this show, it just blew my mind! Powerful and exceptional roles like these are what actor dreams are made off. You know, I have always believed that with Ekta one can expect the unexpected, and this is one of those. You would identify certain genres with her but with ALTBalaji she will break every stereotype that ever existed."
He further adds, "The story at its core is so powerful, and who wouldn’t to take up the opportunity to play Karl Khandalawala, the experienced top running criminal lawyer. It’s an interesting role and I have already started preparing for it. I am so glad to have got this opportunity to work with Shashant Shah who is going to direct this show."
Despite six decades, the story of the trial which revolved around infidelity, cold-blooded murder and patriotism still grabs people’s attention. This 10-episode courtroom drama will be based on public records, newspaper articles of the time, interviews with people who have knowledge of the case. While the result of the trial is now a known fact, it is the unfolding of the case that remains a matter of interest to the nation. ALTBalaji’s The Verdict will have a whole host of theatre veterans playing pivotal roles. Stay tuned for more information on that!