Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar has announced to make a film based on the life of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) founder Rameshwar Nath Kao. The official statement read, “An adaptation of the book R.N.Kao: Gentleman Spymaster written by Nitin Gokhale, the film will tell the story of Kao who founded India’s external intelligence agency — R&AW and how he went on to become a success story in the world of international espionage.”
While no information is available on the cast or director of the film, the announcement revealed that the film will be presented by Johar’s Dharma Productions and Anand Tiwari & Amritpal Singh Bindra’s Still And Still Media Collective.
Johar took to his social media account earlier today to make the announcement and wrote, “Turning pages into frames, one thrill at a time. Bringing to you an adaptation of Nitin Gokhale’s book – “R.N.Kao: Gentleman Spymaster” to the silver screen. More information coming soon!”
Turning pages into frames, one thrill at a time.
Bringing to you an adaptation of Nitin Gokhale’s book – “R.N.Kao: Gentleman Spymaster” to the silver screen. More information coming soon!@apoorvamehta18 #AmritpalBindra @anandntiwari @DharmaMovies #StillAndStillMediaCollective pic.twitter.com/gsHoWIHknn
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 9, 2020
Speaking to Mirror Online, author Nitin Gokhale said, “I am happy that RN Kao’s life or part of it will be made into a major film. His story deserves to be taken to a larger audience. I just happened to get lucky in writing his biography.
During the course of his long career, Kao had served as the personal security schief to the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and and as a security adviser to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Meanwhile, Karan Johar is busy with the recce in Rajasthan, of his upcoming film Takht. Following the location hunting in Jaisalmer, he is reported to be flying off to Europe, including France and Italy for another round of recce.