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The Verdict - State Vs Nanavati: Director Shashant Shah opens up on his research on Bombay in 1959

ALT Balaji's upcoming series The Verdict - State Vs Nanavati has piqued the interest of the audience. The show is based on the real-life Nanavati case that took place in 1959. Recently, director Shashant Shah opened up about the show and talked about the tremendous research he has done across the city to maintain the realistic touch to the story.

He said, "We obviously did a lot of Research and Development on the era of 1959. From referring to old archival footage, pictures of Bombay to finding places which reflect that old world charm. Luckily for me, Bombay has some beautiful sets and locations, which are still stuck in time.”

He added, “Hence with the creative inputs from Ekta Kapoor, Shubash Kapoor and Samar Khan and recreation of sets and setups by Mr Wasiq Khan, our Production Designer, set lighting and style by Mr. Mohana Krishna my DOP and of course the VFX team we were able to achieve that vintage touch and make it look so authentic".

The series has 10-episode 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.

Even after six decades the infamous story of KM Nanavati Vs. The state of Maharashtra, it continues to be one of the most sensational criminal cases in India and marks a landmark judgment in the history of India.

ALTBalaji's The Verdict - State Vs Nanavati stars Manav Kaul, Elli AvrRam, Angad Bedi, Sumeet Vyas, Viraf Patel, Soni Razdan, Saurabh Shukla, Kubbra Sait and others. It is all set to release on September 30.

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