Movie on Dawood Ibrahim in the works

Dawood Ibrahim and his life have always fascinated Bollywood filmmakers. They’ve tried multiple times to tell his story or depict his influence over the Indian underworld through films, however, none made direct references to the mobster by using his name. Interestingly, the obsession hasn’t ended after multiple failures and this time, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment, have chosen the digital medium for it. They are making a web series titled Dongri to Dubai, which is an adaptation of Hussain Zaidi’s book Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia. The series will reportedly show Dawood Ibrahim’s early life, the other mob bosses and his gang members. The gangster’s story has remained a constant source of inspiration in Bollywood films. Movies like Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, starring Ajay Devgan and Imran Hashmi, made many indirect references to Dawood’s story.