Rohit Shetty and Reliance Entertainment are teaming up once more to film a biopic about Rakesh Maria, one of Mumbai’s most respected leading cops and former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai. The biography will be focused on his successful work achievements and will be directed by Rohit Shetty, an acclaimed filmmaker.
“Rakesh Maria: The person who stared terror in the face for 36 years!!” producer and director Rohit Shetty commented about the declaration. His extraordinary adventure begins with the 1993 Mumbai bombings, a threat from the mafia, and ends with the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes in 2008. I’m incredibly honoured to be bringing this brave and fearless journey of a real life super cop to the big screen!!”
An IPS Officer, Rakesh Maria passed the 1981 batch of the Civil Service Examination. He handled the Bombay serial eruptions case as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) in 1993, and afterwards went to DCP (Crime) and then Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) for the Mumbai Police. Maria banged the lawsuit of the twin bombs at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar (2003). Maria was also charged with investigating the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008, and she effectively questioned Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist apprehended unharmed.
“It’s great to relive the voyage, especially when handled by a wonderful filmmaker like Rohit Shetty,” Rakesh Maria said. More than nostalgia, it’s an important occasion to highlight the Mumbai Police’s amazing job when faced with difficult problems and battling against the odds.”
Shetty started his career as an assistant filmmaker in Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn’s debut movie Phool Aur Kaante when he was 17 years old. He later worked with Ajay Devgn in Haqeeqat and Suhaag, as well as Kumar in Zulmi. Following that, he appeared in Devgn’s films Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Hindustan Ki Kasam, and Raju Chacha.