Sep 012017

Ekta KapoorEkta Kapoor

Ekta Kapoor’s ambitious web series, ‘The Test Case’, which is based on the Indian Army, failed to enjoy a successful run, with the makers reportedly pulling the plug on the show after one episode. mid-day had earlier reported that creative differences between director Nagesh Kukunoor and Kapoor had been cited as reason to bring the show to a halt. Now, we hear, the team of ‘The Test Case’ has decided to resurrect their pet project.

Nimrat Kaur from the show
Nimrat Kaur from the show

A source says that Kukunoor has been shown the door, with Dangal (2016) assistant director Vinay Waikul being appointed to helm the Nimrat Kaur-starrer. A unit hand adds, “While the city was battling with the deluge on Tuesday, the actors shot for the show. Nimrat, who sustained a leg injury on the set, also continued shooting. A major chunk of the narrative is being re-written and Ekta is being much more involved this time around.”

Nagesh Kukunoor
Nagesh Kukunoor

In an official statement, producer Deepak Dhar, MD & CEO Endemol Shine India, said, “We’re happy that the production of The Test Case is on in full swing. It’s a show that is close to us.”

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