Filmmaker Karan Johar who is currently busy with pre-production process of his upcoming magnum opus 'Takht' has announced another thriller project which will be the untold story of the real-life Indian spymaster Rameshwar Nath Kao. The film will be an adaptation of Nitin Gokhale’s book - “R.N.Kao: Gentleman Spymaster”
Dharma Productions and Still And Still Media Collective will jointly bankroll the film on the life of the first chief of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), RN Kao. KJo took to his social media handles to announce this piece of news and write, "Turning pages into frames, one thrill at a time. Bringing to you an adaptation of Nitin Gokhale’s book - “R.N.Kao: Gentleman Spymaster” to the silver screen. More information coming soon!”
The film will tell the story of Kao who founded India's external intelligence agency R&AW and how he went on to become a success story in the world of international espionage. For those uninitiated, R N Kao had started his career in the Indian Imperial Service as Assistant Superintendent of Police. Later he was moved to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on the Independence Day. After 15th August 1947, he accomplished many assignments in the country. Kao had also served as the personal security chief to then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and as security adviser to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Still And Still Media Collective has previously produced projects like 'Bang Baaja Baaraat' for YRF, Netflix film 'Love Per Square Foot', 'Sex Chat' with 'Pappu' and Papa' and 'Girl in the City' among more. Talking about collaborating with Karan’s Dharma Productions, Amritpal Singh Bindra, founder of Still And Still Media Collective said, “Dharma is obviously the leading studio of the country and Karan (Johar) has been doing different kind of stuff in the past. And for a young company like us, this is a huge opportunity to work with Dharma and tell a fabulous personal story together. So we are very excited and also feeling a huge responsibility for doing it right.”