Akshaye Khanna to make his digital debut with ZEE5’s State of Siege: Temple Attack


The success of State of Siege: 26/11 encouraged us to tell these stories further and the obvious extension for us was to chronicle the events of the temple attack that shook the nation. I love to be on set’

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Commenting on the project and lauding his lead star, producer Abhimanyu Singh added, “Very rarely have we highlighted the role of the Indian commandos in neutralising attacks by our enemies. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. Written by Sana Farzeen
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State of Siege: Temple Attack will mark the digital debut of Akshay Khanna. Over 30 people lost their lives in the attack and more than 80 were left injured. Akshaye will be seen playing the role of a special task force officer, who will be in charge of the mission. Akshaye’s demeanor and craft make him the perfect fit to lead this narrative and we’re more than excited to be partnering with ZEE5 again on this one.”
Directed by Ken Ghosh, State of Siege: Temple Attack will premiere soon on ZEE5. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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zee5 Produced by Contiloe Pictures, the film will be based on the 2002 attack at Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Excited about donning the uniform in the film, Khanna in a statement shared, “To be able to wear ‘the uniform’ without taking the oath of the ultimate sacrifice — this is a privilege that only an actor is afforded. The National Security Guard (NSG) pinned down the terrorists and brought the situation under control. The film comes after the platform’s re-telling of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in State of Siege: 26/11. My only focus during the making has been not to disrespect that privilege.”
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