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At the Agenda AajTak 2022, Netflix show Khakee: The Bihar Chapter’s Karan Tacker was invited as a special guest. He spoke about playing the role of Amit Lodha on the show.

India Today Web Desk
Mumbai,UPDATED: Dec 10, 2022 15:56 IST

Karan Tacker with real-life Amit Lodha.

Karan Tacker with real-life Amit Lodha.

By India Today Web Desk: Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amit Lodha came to the limelight after the popularity of Netflix web series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter. The series drew inspiration from his life and book Bihar Diaries. While the series is making all the noise currently, lead actor Karan Tacker took the stage at Agenda AajTak 2022 Day 2, held on December 10. Karan portrays the role of real-life Amit Lodha in Khakee. During the conversation at the Aaj Tak event, the actor talked about portraying Amit and how he didn’t want to disappoint him.


Karan Tacker said, “I feel like a Bihari already. When I first heard the story, I found it very interesting. It has been written beautifully. I also read the book on which our show is based.The person’s whose life we are portraying is an IPS officer who has faced a lot of difficulties. We are portraying his life’s twists and turns. I was very excited to be a part of it. When you try to emulate a real person’s life on screen, and you know all these incidents are not fiction but a reality, you get more motivated to play it. You don’t want to dissapoint the man and the people associated with him.”

Karan added, “I made sure that I made my own character sketch of Amit Lodha because it wasn’t a biopic. It is based on a book, Bihar Diaries. Luckily Neeraj sir gave me the free hand.”

Karan further said, “What Amit Lodha has done is commendable. He went to stay in a small place. He left his family behind at home to deal with the criminals. I had to understand his mindset because leaving a family behind when there could be a simultaneous attack on them is brave. My intention was to get his mind more than his body language or the way he talks.”


Khakee: The Bihar Chapter released on Netflix on November 25. It stars Karan Tacker as Amit Lodha. The series is created and written by Neeraj Pandey. Produced by Shital Bhatia, under Friday Storytellers, Khakee also stars Avinash Tiwary, Abhimanyu Singh, Jatin Sarna, Ravi Kishan, Ashutosh Rana, Nikita Dutta, Aishwarya Sushmita, Anup Soni, Shraddha Das, Neeraj Kashyap and Bharat Jha. The series premiered on Netflix on November 25. This series is based in Sheikhpura district, Nalanda district and Patna district. The crux of the story is about how Sheikhpura IPS Amit Lodha brings the Ashok Mahto gang, led by Chandan Mahato, to justice.


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