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Director Sanjay Gupta Acquires Film Rights For 'Rakshak' Graphic Novel

Director Sanjay Gupta has officially acquired the rights of a graphic novel titled 'Rakshak'. The graphic novel is a superhero vigilante story. Read below.

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Director Sanjay Gupta who has delivered hit films like Shootout At Wadala, Jazbaa and Kaabil, has acquired the film rights to the graphic novel Rakshak. Though it is a common practice to adapt graphic novels to films in Hollywood, it will be the first time it is happening in India. The Rakshak graphic novel revolves around the story of a vigilante superhero. Director Sanjay Gupta took to his Twitter and announced that his production company White Feather Films has acquired the rights for Rakshak

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Sanjay Gupta to direct Rakshak

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Sanjay Gupta had previously revealed that he is eager to direct a superhero franchise film and Rakshak is a step in the right direction as the graphic novel has been written with India in its backdrop. Rakshak novel revolved around the story of an ex-Indian army marine commando turning to a vigilante who later receives superpowers from higher entities. Sanjay Gupta is currently directing a crime genre film titled Mumbai Saga, he is expected to start working on Rakshak as Mumbai Saga is wrapped post-production. The film is expected to start production in early 2021, aiming for a tentative Christmas release. 

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