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Hansal Mehta to direct web-series on RAW founder Rameshwar Nath Kao

Based on RK Yadav's book Mission R&AW, the SonyLIV series will trace the journey and exploits of the intelligence officer.

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Filmmaker Hansal Mehta is set to direct a SonyLIV series based on RK Yadav’s book Mission R&AW. The show, which has been adapted for the screen by Karan Vyas, will chronicle the untold story of Rameshwar Nath Kao, founder of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's external intelligence agency.

The show will shed light on intelligence operations and how several of these strategies and actions have shaped the geopolitics of our region.

This will be Mehta's third collaboration with SonyLIV after his critically acclaimed Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020) and the upcoming Scam 2003: The Telgi Story, based on the life of conman Abdul Karim Telgi.

Interestingly, this is not the first project announced on the life of RN Kao. In 2020, filmmaker and Dharma Productions head honcho Karan Johar announced a film on Kao based on author Nitin Gokhale’s book RN Kao: Gentleman Spymaster.

In a statement, Mehta, who is the series creator and showrunner, said, "As a storyteller, my endeavour has always been to bring alive stories and explore ordinary people and their extraordinary actions. These are the men who have cemented our political and military history. Rameshwar Nath Kao was known to be a genius about whom very little is known. I am thrilled to explore his story with the talented Karan Vyas and SonyLIV, who are such terrific partners. I am looking forward to kick-start the project soon."

SonyLIV, Sony Entertainment Television and Studio head Danish Khan, is also delighted to collaborate with Mehta again. "We are delighted to have India’s favourite storyteller, Hansal Mehta, tell the story of Rameshwar Nath Kao, the founder of RAW. Mission R&AW by RK Yadav is one of the most comprehensive books on our intelligence team and their operations. This series will be a compelling discovery of what it takes in the background to keep India safe and some real heroes of our nation who deserve to be celebrated."

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