A web series based on the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is going to come and Applause Entertainment is going to bring.
Meanwhile, using inputs from Anirudhya Mitra’s book ‘Ninety Days: The True Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassin’ the series ‘Trail of an Assassin’ will be made.
Moreover, the web series will be directed by Nagesh Kukunoor.
Talking about the web series Sameer Nair, CEO, of Applause Entertainment, said, “Driven and guided by our values of being ambitious, audacious, and disruptive, we believe the adaptation of Anirudhya Mitra’s book certainly makes for a compelling story to tell. Most are aware of this incident through the medium of news and will now get a dramatized insider view of the largest manhunt in Indian history. We are pleased to once again collaborate with director Nagesh Kukunoor to bring this gut-wrenching story to a contemporary audience.”
“With Ninety Days: The True Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassin’ I’ve tried to provide the most definitive account of the biggest manhunt launched in India. The audio-visual format enables the story’s numerous facets and layers to be presented in a more nuanced and engrossing manner. With Applause Entertainment’s reputation for passionate storytelling and Nagesh Kukunoor’s directorial expertise, I’m confident that an exciting series lies ahead of us,” Author Anirudhya Mitra said.
Notably, on 21 May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by an LTTE suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. Along with Gandhi, 16 others died in the bomb blast.