Neeraj Pandey, Netflix team up for Khakee: The Bihar Chapter
The crime series follows the tussle between a dreaded gang lord and an upright IPS officer
Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby) is making his OTT foray with an upcoming series for Netflix.
Titled Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, the crime series follows the epic tussle between two men on both sides of the law — one a dreaded gang lord and the other an upright Indian Police Service officer, Amit Lodha. The series is inspired by a true story from Bihar.
Directed by Bhav Dhulia, the cop drama stars Karan Tacker, Avinash Tiwary, Ashutosh Rana, Ravi Kishan, Anup Soni, Jatin Sarna, Nikita Dutta, Abhimanyu Singh, Aishwarya Sushmita and Shraddha Das. The series is produced by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia's Friday Storytellers. Neeraj is credited as the creator of the show.
Speaking about his collaboration with Netflix, Neeraj said, “As an admirer of the platform which stands for such diversity in content and formats, I am elated to announce Friday Storytellers's partnership with Netflix with our upcoming series ‘Khakee-The Bihar Chapter’. This cop and crime thriller, set in the early 2000s, from 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 extreme trying circumstances at 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 the global Netflix audience," he added.
Monika Shergill, VP-Content, Netflix India, said, “We are excited to bring one of India’s best storytellers, Neeraj Pandey on Netflix with his powerful crime drama series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter. A thrilling true story of the rise of a dreaded criminal and a determined cop, Neeraj will take the audiences in India and across the world on an intense and unparalleled journey through Bihar." An announcement video of Khakee: The Bihar Chapter was released on Wednesday.