Anurag Basu To Direct A Biopic On Indian Spy Ravindra Kaushik

Titled 'The Black Tiger', the film will be produced by Anurag Basu, R Vivek, Asvin Srivatsangam and Divay Dhamija.

Anurag Basu announces new biopic on Indian Spy Ravindra Kaushik: It seems, Bollywood is on a spree of producing spy movies. After Siddharth Malhotra’s Mission Majnu, we need to get ready for another spy thriller inspired by the life of real secret agent. Anurag Basu is ready to direct the biopic on Ravindra Kaushik, who is considered as one of India’s greatest spies. The film will be titled ‘The Black Tiger’.

In their press release statement Basu 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 geopolitical character. So much of our history is either hidden or forgotten. We ought to recognise and learn about this unsung hero.”

The press release also stated that Kaushik’s 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.

‘The Black Tiger’ will be produced by Anurag Basu, R Vivek, Asvin Srivatsangam and Divay Dhamija. The makers are yet to announce details about the rest of the cast and crew.

This is not the first time, a biopic is announced on Ravindra Kaushik. In 2021, Salman Khan had revealed that his sister and brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri are producing the biopic on Kaushik. Raid (2019) director Raj Kumar had also shown interest in making a biopic on Ravindra’s life, but there has been no update about both projects since then.

Basu’s last directorial venture was Netflix’s anthology ‘Ludo’ (2020). The filmmaker is currently working on the sequel of Life In A Metro (2007). The film is titled ‘Metro In Dino’ It stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Sara Ali Khan, Ali Fazal, and Fatima Sana Shaikh, Anupam Kher.

Also read: Anurag Basu’s Anthology Metro… In Dino To Release On THIS Day!

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