Encounter specialist ACP Rajbir Singh’s life story is all set to become a Bollywood flick. Singh, who was considered the face of counter-terrorism in Delhi, was shot down in Gurgaon in 2008 at the age of 48.
Titled Klub Lodhi Road, the film is being directed by filmmaker Saurabh Kabra and looks at the phenomenon of encounter killings in the Capital. During his much talked about career, Singh was credited with over 40 encounters. “This film is a work of fiction, but will be inspired by Singh’s life. We will show the Ansal Plaza and Batla House encounters in it as well,” says producer Rahul Sharma. While no actor has been finalised to play Singh, the makers are considering Manoj Bajpayee and Randeep Hooda for the part. Actor-filmmaker Nalin Singh, who has been signed on to play the role of Sub Inspector Devender Singh of the Special Cell, says, “This will be one of the first movies about encounters in Delhi. I will meet Devinder’s family in order to prepare for the role.”
Shooting for the film will begin later this year.