ALTBalaji and ZEE5 hosted a special screening of their upcoming most talked about web series The Verdict Stats Vs Nanavati. The night was a starry affair and was attended by friends from the industry. The evening was flooded with renowned actors cheering and appreciating the cast for their stellar performances and amazing premise of the series.
In picture: (L to R) Manav Kaul, Elisabet Elli AvrRam and Viraf Patel.
Directed by Shashant Shah, the 10-episode series is based on the real-life incident of 1959 and follows the trial of naval officer KM Nanavati who shot three bullets from his revolver at a businessman and later confessed his crime to the police. Elli portrays Mrs. Sylvia Nanavati in the web-series, while Manav Kaul plays Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati and Viraf Phiroz Patel plays Prem Bhagwandas Ahuja.
Angad Bedi plays the part of decorated public prosecutor Karl Jamshedji Khandalavala in the web-series The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati. The actor went the extra mile by sitting in on cases in the courtroom to understand the nuances of his role.
In picture: Angad Bedi with wife-actress Neha Dhupia.
Manav Kaul will be seen portraying the character of Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati one of India's brightest Naval Commanders, the blue-eyed boy of the powers to be, and the pride of the Parsi community, who was about to be the next Naval Chief.
In picture: Manjari Fadnnis at the screening of The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati
In 1949, he returned from England with a passion for western music and his English bride, Sylvia Nanavati. They settled in Mumbai and had a family with 3 children of theirs. In 1959, he returned home from the high seas to discover his wife’s betrayal. What he did after that, set a maelstrom rolling, in which the most powerful political figures, the topmost media, naval top-brass, and the brightest legal brains got involved. Then began a war of opinions, morals, and communities triggering off a case that divided India!
In picture: RJ Archana Pania at the screening of The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati
Viraf Phiroz Patel will be seen playing the role of Prem Bhagwandas Ahuja, a successful Sindhi businessman, with a taste for the best of cars, alcohol and women. The suave bachelor hosted 'talk-of-the-town parties' back in the prohibition-era Bombay (now Mumbai), while his automobile showrooms across the city flourished. His sister Mamie Ahuja was his only family, and together they were involved in a lot of charitable work within their community.
In picture: Kubbra Sait, who plays Mamie Ahuja in the web-series, at the screening of The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati
Makarand Deshpande, who too attended the screening, will be seen in a completely different avatar in The Verdict - State Vs Nanavati. In the series, Deshpande would be seen essaying the role of Chandu Trivedi a lawyer. This role has the actor look like a completely different version of himself.
Sumeet Vyas also attended the screening. Essaying the role of Ram Jethmalani in Alt Balaji's web show, The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati, Vyas left no stone unturned to play the part of the eminent lawyer. A source had earlier told mid-day, "Given his [Jethmalani] poor health, he wasn't available to guide Sumeet through the part. This will be the first time that Sumeet will don the cape of a lawyer on screen." Interestingly, Sumeet belongs to a family of lawyers and judges.
Saurabh Shukla plays Rustom Kurshedji Karanjia in The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati.
Even after six decades the infamous story of K.M. Nanavati Vs. The state of Maharashtra is still one of the most sensational criminal cases in India and marks a landmark judgement in the history of India.
In picture: Aditi Bhatia clicked at the screening of The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati
The Verdict - State Vs Nanavati is a 10-episode web-series, that will stream from on September 30.
In picture: Anand Tiwari too attended the screening of The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati, held in Juhu, Mumbai.
Rajat Kapoor was formally dressed as he attended the screening of The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati, held in Juhu, Mumbai.
Television actor Raj Singh Arora was also among the attendees at the screening of The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati, held in Juhu, Mumbai.
A special screening of upcoming web series The Verdict - State Vs Nanavati was held at Sunny Super Sound, Juhu, Mumbai. See photos
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