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Nana Patekar Plays Spy Legend R.N Kao, First RAW Chief

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Film producer Firoz Nadiadwala says he is making a web series as well as a feature film on the life of legendary spymaster Rameshwar Nath Kao, the founder of India’s external intelligence agency Research & Analysis Wing (RAW).

Nadiadwala said he has been working on the series for five years and it will be lavishly produced.

“We have been working on this project for five years. It’s a story that deserves to be shared and known by everyone, hence we are making it first as a web-series with 20 episodes being planned at the moment. We are in talks with two major streaming platforms for it,” Nadiadwala told PTI.

The producer said the film will be made simultaneously with the same cast and crew.

“This is first of its kind of a project and hence it has taken a lot of time not just in research but also on planning and execution,” Nadiadwala said.

He said the team is finalising cast and crew for the yet-to-be-titled project.

“We have Nana Patekar playing Mr Kao. We are in talks with other actors. An announcement regarding the cast and crew of the series will be made soon,” he added.

Kao, an intensely private man, was one of the founding fathers of the Directorate General of Security (DGS) in the aftermath of the disastrous Sino-Indian conflict in 1962 and brain behind the secretive Aviation Research Centre, India’s premier technical intelligence agency.

Courtesy – News18

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