Pankaj Tripathi, who recently won a Special Mention National Award for his exceptional performance in ‘Newton’ (2017), has been brought on board to star in the Indian remake of the popular BBC series, ‘Criminal Justice’. It’s still under wraps as to what role the ‘Masaan’ (2015) actor has been roped in to play, but it surely will be something to look forward to.
BBC Worldwide India recently declared that they would be remaking several popular British television shows for Indian audiences. The top two shows up for remake are ‘The Office’ and ‘Criminal Justice’. ‘Criminal Justice’ first aired in 2008 and had 2 seasons with different story lines, although both centred on a murder mystery and was one of the most watched crime thrillers on British television. Its popularity gained it an HBO miniseries remake, called ‘The Night Of’, starring Riz Ahmed and John Turturro.
Pankaj Tripathi on being roped in for the role said, ” I am very excited to be part of the Criminal Justice remake in India. This is my second Digital series and it is amazing how much audiences are loving the digital space. My role and the details of the show are still being chalked out but looking at both the British and American version, I know there is going to be a bit of everything in this show. I am looking forward to working with Tigmanshu Dhulia, Jackie Shroff and Vikrant Massey. Tigmanshu and I worked on Gangs of Wasseypur as actors, this time he will direct me and it has been my wish to be directed by him for the longest time. Now my wish is coming true.”