Pink Actor Angad Bedi drops the first official trailer of The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati, and calls it his toughest role till date.
The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati is an ALTBalaji web series that fictionalises the events surrounding 1959’s case Commander K. M. Nanavati vs. State of Maharashtra. It remains one of the most publicised judicial cases in independent India.
Angad Bedi dropped the trailer on his social media profile. He captioned it, “Karl Jamshed Khandalavala…my next with @altbalaji thank you @ektaravikapoor for all the faith you put in my ability. My toughest role till date. Watch the trailer here”
The official handle of ALTBalaji also shared the trailer. The tweet read, “A crime of passion that divided India’s patriarchal society of 1959 & led to its most controversial judicial case. The 3 gunshots fired by Commander K M Nanavati began a war of moralities, sexes & communities.”
The case involved the murder of a man called Prem Ahuja by Naval Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati due to the former’s sexual relations with his wife. Ram Jethmalani, later to become a star lawyer, led the prosecution against Nanavati.
The series seems to have a tone of a legal thriller with several arguments and counter-arguments between lawyers in the court. The text ‘War of Sexes’ appears on the screen at one point, proceeded by ‘War of Moralities’.
Directed by Shashant Shah, the series stars Manav Kaul, Elli Avrram, Saurabh Shukla, Angad Bedi, Sumeet Vyas, Kubbra Sait, Makarand Deshpande, Soni Razdan, Viraf Patel, Swanand Kirkire and Pooja Gor.