Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi will be essaying a role based on the life of India’s top detective Suryakant Bhande Patil in his forthcoming film.

The film titled Father’s Day, directed by  Shantanu Baaghchi is an emotional father-son story based on a Gujarati book ‘Drishyam Adrishyam’ by author Praful Shah. The real-life detective whose story would soon be on screen has solved 120 child kidnapping cases for free.

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Emraan took to Twitter and announced the film, he wrote,”Excited to announce my film ‘Father’s day’ based on the life of Suryakant Bhande Patil, India’s top detective who has solved 120 child kidnapping cases for free. Directed by Shantanu Baagchi.”

Talking to us about the film, Emraan said, ‘Suryakantji’s story is very heartbreaking but greatly inspiring. It’s rare to find a person who has dedicated his whole life to helping find kidnapped children of others that too for free. I am extremely proud to be playing him in the film.’

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Director Shantanu added, ‘There are few films which entertain, fewer which deeply move you and even fewer still that change the way you look at life. This film does all three. The wonderful thing is that this inspiring story is based on the life of a real person.’

Produced by Emraan Hashmi, Priya Gupta and Kalpana Udyawar the film will be shot in 2019 across Maharashtra.