New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Bollywood filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, popularly known for his role as Ramadhir Singh in Gangs of Wasseypur, is all set to make a film on cold-blooded killings, political ambitions and the dramatic encounter of dreaded dacoit Dadua, popularly known as the Veerappan of the North.

The film aims to unfold the unholy dacoit-politician nexus in Uttar Pradesh. It will also highlight the action-packed career of UP's most talked about encounter specialist, Amitabh Yash, who killed Dadua and his entire gang in the forests of Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh on July 22, 2007.

While Shah Rukh Khan had been approached for the role of Amitabh Yash, Irrfan Khan may be seen playing Dadua on the screen. The duo have shared the screen earlier in Raees and Billu.

The film is based on the true account of the encounter written by Amitabh Yash's father Ramyash Singh, a famous police officer from Bihar.

Amitabh Yash, who now heads the Special Task Force of UP Police, was quoted by IANS said, that Dhulia met him several times during the past two years to discuss the police strategy behind the killing of Dadua and his 10 gang members.

"Since the 80s, Dadua was a synonym for terror in the entire Chambal and Banda area bordering UP and MP. The government launched its biggest ever hunt in over three decades to nab him. It was fortunate, that I as SSP, along with my team finally got him eliminated," said Amitabh Yash, who has more than 100 'encounters' to his credit.

Dadua was perceived as a Robinhood even though over 200 crimes were registered against his gang.

The dacoit, used to distribute a portion of the gang's looted wealth among the poor villagers. The police dossier on him reveals that Dadua also interfered in the electoral process.

Records say that since 1984, the dacoit issued diktats, which were read out in village, to vote in favour of candidates endorsed by him. Those who did not adhere to his diktats were brutally murdered.

(With inputs from IANS)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma