Director Neeraj Panday, who made a stunning debut with the Naseeruddin Shah-Anupam Kher thriller A Wednesday, is now going on floors for his second venture.
The film, tentatively titled Opera House, is based on an actual multi-million jewelry heist.
The film is based on the infamous robbery of 1987, when 26 conmen posing as income tax officials raided a famous jewelry store in Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai and coolly walked away with jewels worth millions of rupees.
Akshay Kumar plays the leader of the robbers in the film. He will also produce the film in association with a corporate production house.