Series in works on Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination
A series detailing the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is under development with filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor attached as director.
Applause Entertainment has greenlit Trail of an Assassin, which is based on former journalist Anirudhya Mitra’s book ‘ Ninety Days: The True Story of the Hunt for Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassin’.
The forthcoming crime procedural 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.
Nagesh Kukunoor, who previously created City of Dreams for Applause Entertainment, said he is looking forward to working on the show. “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,” the two-time National Award winner said in a statement.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on the night of May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber at a poll rally. (PTI)