Bollywoodhush is back with yet another update for our avid readers. Endemol Shine India has launched a new project, following the success of Bombay Begums. The team will create a web series based on the book Trial By Fire: The Tragic Tale of the Uphaar Fire Tragedy by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy. Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy wrote the book after fighting for for 19 years for justice for their children, Unnati and Ujjwal. Unnati and Ujjwal were among the 59 persons killed in the tragedy.
One of the worst fire tragedies in modern Indian history was the Uphaar Cinema fire. The fire broke out at the Uphaar Cinema in Green Park, Delhi, on Friday, June 13, 1997. During a screening of the film Border at three o’clock. Fifty-nine individuals were trapped inside and perished from asphyxiation, while 103 people were critically injured in the rush that followed (suffocation).
Prashant Nair, who just directed ‘Made in Heaven,’ will direct the series. The Story Ink, a Mumbai-based company, put together the concept, and its founder Sidharth Jain will serve as a producer on the show.
Lokesh Aggarwal of Pataal Lok fame has been cast in a vital role for the series, as we previously reported. More information regarding his persona has yet to be revealed. Abhay Deol and Shilpa Shukla play key roles in the film. Anupam Kher and Ratna Pathak Shah will play crucial roles in the show, according to the latest news. The specifics of their characters are yet to be revealed.
We are yet to get more information on the series. Till then watch this space for more updates on your favorite web series.