ZEE5 is known for its original content that is inspired by real and inspirational stories. State of Seige is one such example, which achieved critical and commercial success. ZEE5 recently announced a ZEE5 Original Film ‘State of Seige’, Akshaye Khanna will lead the cast as a special task force officer.
While talking about this film, Akshaye Khanna said, “To be able to wear “the uniform” WITHOUT taking the oath of the ultimate sacrifice. This is a privilege that only an actor is afforded. My only focus during the making has been not to disrespect that privilege.”
Abhimanyu Singh, CEO of Contiloe Pictures while talking about the film, shares, “Very rarely have we highlighted the role of the Indian commandos in neutralizing attacks by our enemies. The State of Siege series was designed to give their perspective and contribution. The success of State of Siege: 26/11 encouraged us to tell these stories further and the obvious extension for us was to chronicle the events of the temple attack that shook the nation. Akshaye’s demeanor and craft make him the perfect fit to lead this narrative and we’re more than excited to be partnering with ZEE5 again on this one.”
The film is directed by Ken Ghosh who recently also directed the hugely popular and successful Abhay 2 as well. Lt. Col (retd.) Sundeep Sen who was a consultant on the State of Siege: 26/11 project and the 2nd in Command at the NSG during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks will provide his expertise for this film as well. The film will be produced by Contiloe Pictures, the dream team created who created State of Siege: 26/11.
On 24th September 2002, a terrorist attack took place in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at Akshardham temple. Over 30 people lost their lives and over 80 were injured as a result of the gruesome, unholy attacks. The National Security Guard (NSG) arrived at the destination, took charge of the situation, successfully killed the terrorists, and ended the siege.
State of Siege: Temple Attack will premiere on ZEE5 in 2021.