The State Of Siege: 26/11 is set to star a host of popular actors like Arjan Bajwa, Arjun Bijlani, and Vivek Dahiya among others. This series written by respected defence writer Sandeep Unnithan is a factual account of the 26/11 attacks and focuses on the NSG commandos who rescued the city. Sandeep Unnithan mentions that out of the characters in the show, Arjun Bijlani’s character is probably the most important. Here’s why.
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His close relationship with the family of Sandeep Unnikrishnan: When asked if he met any of the actors on set. Sandeep mentions “I did not meet any of the actors unfortunately but I’ve seen some of their work and I’m impressed. Arjun Bijlani is playing probably the most important character of Sandeep Unnikrishnan. I am incredibly close to Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s family. When my first book released, I invited them to launch my book. They were really nice to me and didn’t take any money for the flight tickets or anything. I am incredibly grateful to them.”
A coincidence that linked him to the martyr Sandeep Unnikrishnan: “I unfortunately never met him. We both had a mutual friend who saved both Sandeep Unnikrishnan and my number as Sandeep Unni. So he would call me up while trying to call up Sandeep Unnikrishnan and the other way around. He used to talk about Sandeep Unnikrishnan who sounded like a really charismatic fellow and I felt like I really should meet him. On 27th November, my friend called me up crying and saying that the Major Sandeep Unnikrishan, the one that he used to talk about, has passed away.”
Watch the movie Hotel Mumbai, about the 26/11 attacks at Taj Hotel, only streaming on ZEE5.