Sandalwood's forthcoming movie Nimbehuli, which is facing various hurdles for its release from many months, is in the limelight again. As rumours mills were doing rounds about the movie that it is based on infamous Indian cricket betting scandal, which took place in 2002, the movie maker Hemanth Hegde has now confirmed the same. (DMK Party Puts Off Kannada Movie Nimbehuli Release).
Besides directing the movie, Hemanth Hegde is also playing the lead role in Nimbehuli, who says that he was completely disappointed when he heard Ajay Jadeja's name in the scam. He also added that he became curious to know about how betting syndicate operates in detail.
"However, the film is not entirely about betting. It's only the first few minutes of the film that feature shocking details of the betting industry. A lot of research has gone into betting syndicates operating across the world to bring the reality onscreen," says Hemanth, who had experienced few shocks in the process. (Karthi To Star In Tamil Remake Of Nimbehuli)
He also added, "I have some friends from the real estate world who were involved in betting some years ago. I would accompany them during the betting seasons and observe how things work. It was initially difficult as those involved fear that an outsider will leak information, but I slowly befriended them."