Farhan Akhtar’s Web Show ‘Dongri To Dubai’ Scheduled For Shoot Post-Monsoon

Farhan Akhtar’s new production venture Dongri To Dubai will document the story of real-life crime lord Dawood Ibrahim. Reportedly, the final schedule of this web show will be shot after monsoons.

ZEE5 Web Desk

July 3, 2021

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Stories related to ‘Bombay Underworld’ have been explored numerous times through the Bollywood lens. While many of them are fictitious, a few others have been inspired by true events. Similarly, Farhan Akhtar’s new production venture ‘Dongri To Dubai’ will document the story of real-life crime lord Dawood Ibrahim. However, the web show which is still under production has been facing major setbacks since the time it went on floors. And now, the makers are planning to resume the shoot post-monsoon.

The upcoming web show ‘Dongri To Dubai’ has been in buzz since the time it was announced. However, the project has been completely off-the-track due to pandemic and other reasons. Earlier last year, the makers had initiated the shoot in Mumbai before the Covid-19 situation hit the nation. Following this, the set of the show in Madh island was demolished in mid-May 2020. Though the set was reconstructed in January 2021, the show was again stalled after the director Shujaat Saudagar tested Covid positive.

And now, as per the latest reports, the shoot of this web show will be resumed after the monsoons. The set that was recreated in Jan 2021 remains untouched and will be used once the shoot resumes. It will be a 40-day schedule to wrap up the complete project. “Despite the permission given by the Maharashtra government to resume shooting by following the SOP, the makers have decided to wait and watch as they do not want to take any chances this time around and stall the shooting again,” a source close to the development revealed.

Also, the source went on to share that “crucial scenes” will be shot in this final schedule. This includes few crowd sequences and a Dubai-based segment. Talking more about the show, it features Avinash Tiwary and Kay Kay Menon in the lead roles. The show has been adapted from Hussain Zaidi’s book Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia.

Well, this is not the first time Zaidi’s work has been a source of inspiration for Bollywood projects. His book ‘Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts’ had inspired Anurag Kashyap’s 2004 film ‘Black Friday’ which chronicled the happenings behind the 1993 Bombay blasts.

Meanwhile, stay tuned to ZEE5 for more updates.

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