30 January 2016
Director Ram Gopal Varma recently shifted his base to Mumbai. He announced his next film ‘Government’ . ‘Government’ is based on the rivalry between Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Rajan. ‘Government’ will revolve around the post-split inter gang wars between Chota Rajan and Dawood and the sudden rise of Abu Salem.
Apart from the two main characters, Varma said the film will feature characters based on Anees Ibrahim, Chhota Rajan's wife Sujatha, Monica Bedi, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Bala Saheb Thackeray, Abu Salem and gangster-turned-politician from Mumbai, Arun Gawli.
’Government' will portray Dawood Ibrahim, Chota Shakeel, Abu Salem and others as realistically as I portrayed Veerappan,’ Varma said. The director made a point that the film should not be confused with ‘Sarkar 3’, which would be a separate project. Varma, who was the brain behind cult mafia film ‘Satya’, said unlike his earlier projects on gang world, this film would be closest to reality.