Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is known to present one entertainer after the other but with a dash of darkness and reality. Usually known for his mafia movies, Gupta is set to be embarking on to take over and plan a film which will be a biopic.
Gupta's upcoming film will be about millionaire drug queen Shashikala Patankar, who is also known as Baby Patankar. He will be making a web series on the story of a milk vendor, who went on to create a flourishing drug empire in Mumbai.
Announcing his next, Gupta shared on Twitter, “On the auspicious occasion of Lohri it gives me great pride and joy to announce our web series based on the life of BABY PATANKAR. The astonishing true story of a household maid who created and controlled the biggest narcotics empire in Mumbai.”
Shashikala Patankar traded marijuana and brown sugar in Mumbai and went on to amass great wealth by dealing in Mephedrone - popularly called 'meow meow'. Over 30 years, Patankar owned 22 properties in Mumbai and had Rs 1.2 crore in fixed deposits. Sanjay Gupta has reportedly bought the rights of her story and a female writer is penning down her tale. However, the makers are yet to finalise the cast for this series, which will be co-directed by Sanjay Gupta and Samit Kakkad.