Rohit Shetty to produce biopic on supercop Rakesh Maria
Rakesh Maria cracked the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, the 2003 twin blasts and other high-profile cases
Rohit Shetty and Reliance Entertainment have joined hands to produce a biopic on Mumbai’s former Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria.
The biopic will be based on the experiences of his career. The film will be mentored by Rohit, known for his clutch of interconnected cop movies.
Talking about the announcement, Rohit shared, “Rakesh Maria: The man who stared terror in the face for 36 years. His incredible journey spans all the way from the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, the underworld menace, to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. Feel truly honored to be bringing this real-life super cop’s brave & fearless journey to the screen!!”
Rakesh Maria, an IPS officer, cleared his Civil Service Examination from the 1981 batch. As Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) in 1993, he cracked the Bombay serial blasts case, and later moved to DCP (Crime) and then Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), of the Mumbai Police. He solved the 2003 Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar twin blasts case. He was also given the responsibility of investigating the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008 and interrogated Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist captured alive, and successfully investigated the case.
Talking about his biopic, Rakesh Maria commented, “It is exciting to re-live the journey, especially when piloted by a brilliant director like Rohit Shetty. 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.”