More and more top-notch Bollywood actors are turning to web series, given the highly creative subjects and meaty roles being offered in the medium, and the latest to join the list is three time National Award winner, Nana Patekar. The show will be produced by Arjun Kumar and Firoz Nadiadwala, who has previously bankrolled successful Bollywood projects like the Hera Pheri and Welcome franchises.
Reportedly, Nana will be essaying the role of the first RAW Chief, Rameshwarnath Kao, in a lavishly produced web series, detailing Kao’s career graph and the intense missions undertaken by India’s premiere intelligent gathering and spy agency under his leadership, with the highlight being the role played by RAW and the Indian military in liberating then East Pakistan to form what is now known as Bangladesh.
Rameshwarnath Kao served as the chief of RAW from 1969 to 1977, in a highly successful tenure, wherein he also functioned as the personal chief security officer of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru. During his tenure as RAW Chief, Kao also held the position of secretary in the Cabinent Secretariat of the Government of India. Since then, every RQAW Chief has been bestowed with the same adjoining position.
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