Over the years maverick director Sanjay Gupta has become synonyms for his gritty gangster flicks like the ‘Shootout’ series. Well after his recent release ‘Jazbaa’ that featured Irrfan Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan we hear that Gupta is all set for his next that will feature Abhishek Bachchan.
In fact, the film in question is titled ‘Ek Tha Gangster’ which will feature Abhishek Bachchan in the role of a gangster. The racy thriller is based on S. Hussain Zaidi’s 2014 bestseller, Byculla to Bangkok, a sequel to his 2012 novel, Dongri to Dubai. The story of the film will trace how youngsters were recruited and they went on to become local goons like Arun Gawli, Ashwin Naik and Chhota Rajan.
However, despite being a gangster flick we hear that the film won’t focus on the dreaded gangster, but instead it will follow the lives of the cops and politicians who are also involved. Apart from this, the film will also feature characters inspired by real-life cops Vijay Salaskar and Pradeep Sharma.
Though more details of Ek Tha Gangster are unavailable, the film is expected to commence shooting in Mumbai in December.