Kabir Khan to direct web-series on the Kandahar hijacking for Netflix?

BizAsia Correspondent



Popular filmmaker Kabir Khan is all set to direct a huge web-series for Netflix based on the 1999 Kandahar kidnapping by a Pakistani terrorist organisation.

PeepingMoon reports that the show’s working title is ‘IC 814′ and will release in 2022.

A source was cited in the publication saying, “The Kandahar hijacking crisis brought India on its knees. It’s a blot on Indian history that exposed the country’s vulnerable underbelly and questioned the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government that failed to handle the crisis. Kabir Khan’s show is based on the IC-814 flight pilot Captain Devi Sharan’s book, Flight Into Fear: The Captain’s Story, and chronicles the detailed account of this hostage crisis that kept India awake for seven fateful nights. How the terrorists breached the security checks, hijacked the plane, and forced the Indian government to fulfill their demands, what negotiations happened with hijackers and how the Crisis management group in Delhi comprising top names goofed up a rescue operation— this Netflix series explores everything related to the hijacking of the Indian Airlines Flight IC-814 that forced India to release three Islamist terrorists to secure its 176 passengers and crew of the flight.”

Khan’s next release will be the cricket drama ’83’, out in cinemas later this month.

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