Neeraj Pandey’s ‘Khakee: The Bihar Chapter’ to release on Netflix

Netflix has announced the crime series ‘Khakee: The Bihar Chapter’, which will be helmed by Neeraj Pandey as creator.

Pandey is known for theatrical successes such as ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, ‘Baby’, ‘Special 26’, ‘Naam Shabana’, ‘A Wednesday’, and ‘Aiyaary’.

The official synopsis reads: “’Khakee: The Bihar Chapter’ follows the epic tussle between two men on both sides of the law — one a feared gang lord and the other a fiercely upright Indian Police Service officer Amit Lodha.”

The cast includes Karan Tacker, Avinash Tiwary, Ashutosh Rana, Jatin Sarna, Nikita Dutta, Ravi Kishan, Abhimanyu Singh, Anup Soni, Aishwarya Sushmita, Shraddha Das, Vinay Pathak.

Pandey said about the series: “As an admirer of the platform, which stands for such diversity in content and formats, I am elated to announce Friday Storytellers’ Partnership with Netflix for our upcoming series Khakee-The Bihar Chapter.

“This cop-and-crime thriller, set during the early 2000s in 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 flavor 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 audiences.”

Bhai Dhulia will direct, and Shital Bhatia, who reps Friday Storytellers, is set to produce.

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