Actor Angad Bedi, last seen in Soorma alongside Diljit Dosanjh, is all geared up to be seen as a lawyer in his next, a web series based on the real life Nanavati murder case.
In Ekta Kapoor’s courtroom drama,The Verdict, Angad will be seen playing the real life character Karl Jamshedji Khandalavala presenting the defense on one of the most sensational cases, K M Nanavati vs State of Maharashtra. On the other hand, actor Sumeet Vyas will be seen playing the role of eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani.
This would be the first time that the actor will be seen as a lawyer onscreen.
Karl Jamshedji Khandalavala was a Padma Shri awardee and at that point in time, one of India’s top criminal lawyer. So much so, that the man never lost a case in his life. After, 15 top lawyers refused to fight the open and shut case, he took it on and turned the verdict around to win the case.
Angad shared his excitement on playing Karl, he said, “To portray a real life character is the toughest job for an actor because one never knows which direction to flow. Karl Jamshed Khandalavala has been my most challenging yet emotionally draining part I have ever played or prepped for. To play your age is much easier, but, here I play a man who is very flamboyant and very sure of himself. He is also a connoisseur of art and music, an ex-Air Force officer who has never lost a case in his life. So the prep was the most challenging part. To internalize Karl I read up a lot on firstly the law set in the 1950’s. Spent time on getting the character’s body language right. Speech used in court in that era was crystal clear, so I had to keep all that in mind while trying to memorize 6 to 8 page monologues”.
Speaking about his new look and inspiration he said, “I saw films like A Few Good Men, Philadelphia and The Judge.
“The look played a very important part. This is the first time I have had a chance to experiment with my look. So the suits were brought with the rimless round spectacles.” he added
The show has an ensemble cast of seasoned actors like Manav Kaul, Elli Avrram, Saurabh Shukla, Angad Bedi, Sumeet Vyas, Kubbra Sait, Makarand Deshpande, Soni Razdan among others.
The Verdict will premiere on ALTBalaji soon.