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Umesh Shukla to direct Ujjwal Nikam biopic

The film, titled Nikam, will chronicle the life of Ujjwal Nikam who has helped prosecute suspects in cases such as the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, 26/11 attacks and the murder cases of Gulshan Kumar and Pramod Mahajan.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: February 7, 2020 8:19:47 pm
Ujjwal Nikam biopic umesh shukla Umesh Shukla said he looks forward to telling Ujjwal Nikam’s story on the big screen. (Photos: Express Archives)

Oh My God director Umesh Shukla is all set to direct a biopic on public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

The film, titled Nikam, will chronicle the life story of the man who has helped prosecute suspects in high profile cases such as the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts and the 26/11 attacks as well as the murder cases of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar and prominent BJP lead Pramod Mahajan.

Bombay Fables and Merry Go Round Studios have acquired the film’s rights to tell Nikam’s story on the screen. National Award-winning writers Bhavesh Mandalia and Gaurav Shukla will be penning the script.

“I have been pursued for years to write a book or make a movie on my life. I was

reluctant as I have a huge responsibility towards my victims. But I agreed to collaborate with this talented team, as I trust them to tell a story that will hopefully inspire and do justice to what we have fought for,” Nikam said in a statement.

Shukla said he looks forward to telling Nikam’s story on the big screen.

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“We are thrilled to be making a movie on the life of such a captivating person. Not all heroes wear capes, some wear the black coat. And Nikam is a true hero. He is India’s avenger, who believes in justice and not revenge,” the filmmaker said.

Nikam will be produced by Shukla, Sejal Shah, Ashish Wagh, Gaurav Shukla and Bhavesh Mandalia.

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