Actor Rajeev Khandelwal will be seen playing a cop in the upcoming web show “Naxal”.
The show alternates between the heavy jungles of Maharashtra and metropolitan cities that are increasingly becoming hotbeds for Naxal ideology. Rajeev’s character, Raghav, is heroic but flawed, and he must race against time to save the country from an imminent threat.
” ‘Naxal’ will deal with an issue that has been around for decades. I think this is a relevant story to tell and is unlike anything you have seen on this subject. For me, personally, this is a role that audiences haven’t seen me in at all,” said Rajeev.
The ten episode web series is a fictional account of the protagonist’s fightback against a Red uprising. It is being directed by Kunal Kohli.
On his digital directorial debut, Kohli said: “‘Naxal’ is a subject that has not been explored before in the web space and it has been both challenging and exciting for me as a director. I have been involved in the script writing as well and realised how different it is to create a web show compared to a film.”
“Naxal” will stream on Zee5.