After enthralling the audiences with their popular webseries State of Siege: 26/11, Zee5 is now coming up with a film titled State of Siege: Temple Attack. The makers have roped in Akshaye Khanna in the lead role and he will be essaying the role of a special task force officer.
The film will bring to screen the terrorist attack that shook the Akshardham Temple in Gujarat in 2002. Talking about his new project Akshaye said, “To be able to wear “the uniform” without taking the oath of the ultimate sacrifice, this is a privilege that only an actor can afford. My only focus during the making has been not to disrespect that privilege.”
“Very rarely have we highlighted the role of the Indian commandos in neutralising 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,” says Abhimanyu Singh, CEO, Contiloe Pictures.
The film will be directed by Ken Ghosh. Lt. Col (retd.) Sundeep Sen, who was a consultant on the State of Siege: 26/11 project and the second-in-command at the NSG during the 26/11 Mumbai Attacks, will provide his expertise for this film as well.
On 24th September 2002, a terrorist attack took place in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at the Akshardham Temple. Over 30 people lost their lives and more than 80 got injured as a result of the dastardly attacks. The National Security Guard (NSG) arrived at the destination, took charge of the situation, successfully killed the terrorists, and ended the siege.