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Neeraj Pandey on Khakee: This is an odd story

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Neeraj Pandey on Khakee: This is an odd story

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In a recent media interview, director Neeraj Pandey spoke about his upcoming series titled Khakee: The Bihar Chapter which revolves around the 2004 clash between IPS officer Amit Lodha and a local mafia, Chandan.

“When I met Amit for the first time, I found it incredible that there was an IITian who wanted to appear for the UPSC, cracked it, and then chose IPS. He was originally from Rajasthan but was given Bihar cadre. He landed in Patna and was a fish out of water. His entire journey, which started in Patna, and his face-off with this criminal is the core of the story,” Pandey said.

“This is a story that is very odd because this is a guy who is an outsider but has to fight against something which is very local and strong. When we got involved with the writing of the show, we understood that the tone of the show needed to be very interesting and must have had a lot of wit and humour. There are a lot of relief moments in this gritty cop drama. It’s not bland. There’s a lot of peeping into the world of Bihar. You get glimpses of what happens in trains, police stations, and a village. The show probably takes you to the heartland and you get to meet the people of that world,” Pandey further added.

Neeraj made his directorial debut with A Wednesday (2008), followed by Special 26 (2013), Baby (2015), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and he also directed the web series Special Ops.

Produced by Neeraj, and directed by Bhav Dhulia, Khakee: The Bihar Chapter is based on Amit Lodha’s book Bihar Diaries. The series features Karan Tacker, Avinash Tiwary, Ashutosh Rana, Jatin Sarna, Nikita Dutta, Ravi Kishan, Abhimanyu Singh, Anup Soni, Aishwarya Sushmita, Shraddha Das, and Vinay Pathak. Khakee: The Bihar Chapter will be streaming on Netflix from November 25.

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