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Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey to debut with cop drama ‘Khakee: The Bihar Chapter’ on Netflix

The crime series follows the tussle between two men on both sides of the law.

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Mumbai: Inspired by the true story of how Bihar's most dangerous criminal was caught, Khakee: The Bihar Chapter marks the first foray onto Netflix for iconic creator Neeraj Pandey. The crime series follows the epic tussle between two men on both sides of the law—one a feared gang lord and the other a fiercely upright Indian Police Service officer Amit Lodha.

Neeraj Pandey, who helmed box office hits such as MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Baby, Special 26, Naam Shabana, A Wednesday, and Aiyaary, is bringing his inimitable style to this story of anarchy and conflict that changed Bihar forever, said Netflix.

The project is produced by Friday Storytellers and directed by Bhav Dhulia, starring Karan Tacker, Avinash Tiwary, Ashutosh Rana, Ravi Kishan, Anup Soni, Jatin Sarna, Nikita Dutta, Abhimanyu Singh, Aishwarya Sushmita, and Shraddha Das.

Speaking about his collaboration with Netflix and his upcoming series, Pandey said: "As an admirer of the platform, which stands for such diversity in content and formats, I am elated to announce Friday storytellers' partnership with Netflix for our upcoming series Khakee-The Bihar Chapter. This cop-and-crime thriller, set during the early 2000s in the heartland of Bihar, is a big story which we have been wanting to create and share for some time. And through the directorial lens of Bhav Dhulia and the production expertise of my partner Shital Bhatia, we have endeavoured to bring the flavour alive with the tonality and treatment. Shot in extremely trying circumstances in Jharkhand and Bihar across multiple covid waves, it boasts of a talented ensemble depicting strong characters, which we hope will resonate with the local and global Netflix audiences."

Netflix India's VP of content Monika Shergill said, "We are excited to bring one of India's best storytellers, Neeraj Pandey, to Netflix with his powerful crime drama series Khakee: The BiharChapter. Neeraj, a thrilling true story about the rise of a feared criminal and a determined cop, will transport audiences in India and around the world on an intense and unprecedented journey through Bihar."

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