Akshaye Khanna will make his digital debut in State of Siege: Temple Attack on ZEE5

State of Siege: Temple Attack will be based on the 2002 attack on Gandhinagar’s Akshardham temple. Akshay Khanna will play a special task force officer in command of the mission.

Akshaye Khanna is expected to make his OTT debut in the ZEE5 film State of Siege: Temple Assault. Contiloe Pictures will produce the film, which will be based on the 2002 attack on the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. About 30 people were killed and more than 80 were wounded in the attack. The terrorists were apprehended and the situation was placed under control by the National Security Guard (NSG). The film follows State of Siege: 26/11, the platform’s retelling of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Akshaye will be seen in the role of a special task force officer in command of the mission. Khanna expressed her excitement about donning the uniform in the film in a statement, saying, To be able to wear ‘the uniform’ without taking the oath of the ultimate sacrifice — this is a privilege that only an actor is afforded. My only focus during the making has been not to disrespect that privilege.”

Producer Abhimanyu Singh commented on the project and praised his lead star, saying, “Very rarely have we highlighted the role of the Indian commandos in neutralising attacks by our enemies. The State of Siege series was designed to give their perspective and contribution. The success of State of Siege: 26/11 encouraged us to tell these stories further and the obvious extension for us was to chronicle the events of the temple attack that shook the nation. Akshaye’s demeanor and craft make him the perfect fit to lead this narrative and we’re more than excited to be partnering with ZEE5 again on this one.”

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