Renowned filmmaker Kabir Khan, known for Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), is set to direct a high-profile streaming show for Netflix. If reports are to be believed, the untitled show will be based on the 1999 Kandahar kidnapping by a Pakistani terrorist outfit.
A publication quotes a source as saying, “The Kandahar hijacking crisis brought India on its knees. It’s a blot on Indian history that exposed the country’s vulnerable underbelly and questioned the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government that failed to handle the crisis."
The source goes on to add, "Kabir Khan’s show is based on the IC-814 flight pilot Captain Devi Sharan’s book, Flight Into Fear: The Captain’s Story, and chronicles the detailed account of this hostage crisis that kept India awake for seven fateful nights. How the terrorists breached the security checks, hijacked the plane, and forced the Indian government to fulfill their demands, what negotiations happened with hijackers and how the Crisis management group in Delhi comprising top names goofed up a rescue operation— this Netflix series explores everything related to the hijacking of the Indian Airlines Flight IC-814 that forced India to release three Islamist terrorists to secure its 176 passengers and crew of the flight.”
Meanwhile, Kabir Khan is waiting for the release of his next directorial ’83. Starring Ranveer Singh in the lead role, the film is set to enter cinemas on December 24, 2021.