Anurag Basu is known for making movies that are out of the box and now he is all set to helm a film on a real Indian spy.
Basu will be directing the biopic of late RA&W officer Ravindra Kaushik and his service to the Indian nation.
The title of the film, ‘The Black Tiger‘ is based on the title he was given by former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It is reported that Ravindra Kaushik first went undercover when he was just 20 years old.
While talking more about the spy, the makers said, “His intuitive and timely reporting of critical information ensured that Indian Security Forces, between 1974 to 1983, were constantly steps ahead of any move Pakistan was planning to make.”
Basu also shared the reason why he chose to make Kaushik’s biopic. He said, “Ravindra Kaushik’s story is that of courage and valour. At the young age of 20 years, he played a pivotal role in many national and international security matters of the 70s and 80s that went on to define India’s as well as South Asia’s geo-political character. So much of our history is either hidden or forgotten. We ought to recognise and learn about this unsung hero.”
Ravindra’s family has given consent to make the biopic and will also help with details of his spy as well as personal life.
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