Inspired by real events, Netflix and Vishal Bhardwaj are all set to produce a new spy thriller, ‘Khufiya’, based on the espionage novel ‘Escape to Nowhere’ by Amar Bhushan.
Khufiya, produced by Vishal Bhardwaj Films and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, centres around the story of Krishna Mehra, a R&AW operative sent to find the spy selling India’s defence secrets as she struggles with her dual identities of a spy and a lover.
Written by Vishal Bhardwaj and Rohan Narula, the star cast includes Tabu, Ali Fazal, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Ashish Vidyarthi.
Speaking about the upcoming project, director and producer Vishal Bhardwaj said:
“With Khufiya, my attempt is to create an edgy espionage film that contrasts the slow burn of intelligence & surveillance work with one’s deep rooted emotional conflicts”
Actress Tabu also expressed her excitement, saying:
“Khufiya is a one of a kind project, extremely close to my heart and I am excited to be a part of this gripping spy thriller. As always, it’s a delight working with VB (Vishal Bhardwaj) again, and feels like homecoming!”
Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India said:
“We are thrilled to partner with the master of storytelling, Vishal Bhardwaj on Khufiya. His films are known to brilliantly showcase inherent conflicts between different characters and their worlds through moving stories, and we can’t wait for our members to experience this through the incredible story of Khufiya.”