'Trail Of An Assassin': Web Series On Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination To Be Directed By Nagesh Kukunoor

'Trail Of An Assassin': Web Series On Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination To Be Directed By Nagesh Kukunoor

New Delhi: A new web series, based on the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and the immediate aftermath of the incident, was announced on Tuesday. The series titled ‘Trail of an Assassin’ is based on writer Anirudhya Mitra’s recently launched book –   ‘Ninety Days: The True Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassin.’  

A former journalist, Anirudhya Mitra, was one of the first to report on the investigation and break several exclusive stories while the hunt for the assassins was on. Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and produced by Applause Entertainment, the series will be a blow-by-blow account of how the CBI’s Special Investigation Team cracked the assassination plot, identified the assassins, and chased the mastermind, to his final hideout. 

Author Anirudhya Mitra shared that with the book he tried to provide the most definitive account of the biggest manhunt launched in India. “With Applause Entertainment’s reputation for passionate storytelling and Nagesh Kukunoor’s directorial; expertise, I’m confident that an exciting series lies ahead of us,“ said Anirudha. 

Director Nagesh Kukunoor also spoke about the project. “I look forward to taking on this gritty and thrilling piece of storytelling, adapted from Ninety Days: The True Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassin’. It has always been an enriching and creatively satisfying experience collaborating with Applause Entertainment and excited to see how this one unfolds,” he said. 

Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment believes that the adaptation of Anirudhya’s book makes for a compelling story. “Driven and guided by our values of being ambitious, audacious, and disruptive, we believe the adaptation of Anirudhya Mitra’s book certainly makes for a compelling story to tell. Most are aware of this incident through the medium of news and will now get a dramatized insider view of the largest manhunt in Indian history. We are pleased to once again collaborate with director Nagesh Kukunoor to bring this gut-wrenching story to a contemporary audience,” he said. 

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