ZEE5 latest Original ‘State of Siege: 26/11’ continues to receive a phenomenal response from viewers as well as critics. Adapted from Sandeep Unnithan’s book – Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai: 26/11 and produced by Abhimanyu Singh of Contiloe Pictures, the gripping narrative of the eight-episode series provides a first-hand account of the tragedy that befell Mumbai, the city of dreams, on 26th November 2008.
The makers build up the plot at their own pace as they divide the stories into episodes, including one on the making of the only terrorist caught alive – Ajmal Kasab. Played by actor Shoaib Kabeer who did a fabulous job, his characterisation of the deadly terrorist has been spoken about a lot on social media.
“Playing the character of someone who is hated by the world is not very easy, everyone has their journey and I loved how our makers built a plot around it. It feels great to receive appreciation from your friends, family and on social media. A lot of people told me that I looked very similar to Kasab and they could connect. I’m so happy that the show is performing well on the platform”, shares Shoaib
Starring Arjan Bajwa, Arjun Bijlani, Vivek Dahiya, Mukul Dev, Sid Makkar, Tara Alisha Berry, Khalida Jaan, Jyoti Gauba, Shoaib Kabeer, Roshni Sahota, Suzanne Bernert, Naren Kumar and Jason Shah, the show is directed by Matthew Leutwyler and is currently streaming on ZEE5.