Karan Johar to make a film on lawyer-activist C. Sankaran Nair

The makers are yet to announce the cast of the movie

73-Karan-Johar Spy high: Following the success of Raazi (2018), which was adapted from the 2008 novel Calling Sehmat, Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions will be turning another spy thriller into a movie. “Bringing to you an adaptation of Nitin Gokhale’s book—R.N. Kao: Gentleman Spymaster—to the silver screen,” tweeted Johar. The film will tell the story of Kao, the first chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, and “how he went on to become a success story in the world of international espionage”. | PTI

Filmmaker Karan Johar on Tuesday announced that his next production venture is based on the life of C Sankaran Nair, the former President of the Indian National Congress and member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council.

Titled The Untold Story of C Sankaran Nair, the film is inspired from real life events and adapted from the book “The Case That Shook the Empire”, written by Raghu Palat, (great-grandson of Sankaran Nair) and his wife Pushpa Palat.

The movie, to be directed by Karan Singh Tyagi, will unravel the legendary courtroom battle that Sankaran Nair fought against the British Raj to uncover the truth about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Johar, 49, who shared the details about the film on Twitter, said he was honoured to share Nair's story with the world.

“Extremely excited and honoured to be bringing the untold story of C. Sankaran Nair, a historic man to the big screens. Directed by @karanstyagi,” he wrote.

Johar's Dharma Productions will be presenting the movie along with Still & Still Media Collective.

The makers are yet to announce the cast of the movie.

Besides this film, Johar is also producing movies Sooryavanshi, Brahmastra, Dostana 2, Meenakshi Sundareshwar as well as Madhuri Dixit-starrer web series "Finding Anamika" and season two of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.

His next directorial venture is period drama Takht, starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar.