RAKESH MARIA HAS FED POP CUL­TURE FOR OVER A DECADE, IN­SPIR­ING M OVIE AND BOOK CHAR­AC­TERS

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Black Fri­day (2004) Di­rected by Anurag Kashyap. DCP Rakesh Maria played by Kay Kay Menon. Max­i­mum City (2004) Writ­ten by Suketu Me­hta, who la­belled the ‘tor­men­tor’ cop Ajay Lal. AWed­nes­day (2008) Anu­pam Kher’s char­ac­ter in Neeraj Pandey’s film, CP Prakash Rathod, was mod­elled on Rakesh Maria.

The At­tacks of 26/11 (2013) Nana Patekar played Rakesh Maria, then joint com­mis­sioner of po­lice (Crime) in Ram Gopal Varma’s re­cre­ation. The Siege (2013) Maria, then joint com­mis­sioner (Crime) fig­ures promi­nently in this racy in­ves­tiga­tive ac­count of the 26/11 at­tack.

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