Is The Night Manager from Hotstars a True Story?

Is The Night Manager from Hotstars a True Story? ...

'The Night Manager' is a story about a guy who works for a secret intelligence agency in search of redemption and spying on one of the most dangerous men in India. He is now the Night Manager of a prestigious hotel in Dhaka, where he helps a teenage girl and witnesses her being murdered.

Shaan's guilt and shame of failing to save the girl have remained constant for years. Yet one day, an opportunity arises to him to assist in the capture of Shelly Rungta, the business magnate who is famously known as the "merchant of death."

Is The Night Manager a True Story?

'The Night Manager' isn't based on a true story. It's the Indian adaptation of John le Carré's 1993 novel, which was directed by Susanne Bier. Previously, the book was adapted into a 2016 British spy thriller series with the same title, directed by Susanne Bier.

According to rumors, author David Cornwell worked as a spy in the UK's domestic Security Service, M15 and M16. Hence, he had to use his real name to publish novels; therefore, he had to return to Germany to continue his employment as a spy. Everything he learned and experienced became the basis for his fictional stories.

Stephen Pike, a distinguished hotel manager, was apparently the inspiration for Jonathan Pine's character (Shaan Sengupta in the India adaptation). Cornwell said the following about the hotel employee: "Stephen Pike had neither the physical appearance nor, so far as I know, any of the background of my Jonathan Pine."

Cornwell said, "He was very generous with his time." "He gave me a tour of a fantastic hotel at night." The author talked about including the Pike's real-life stories in his work, such as his accident getting locked up in Dolder's fine wine vaults and waiting for a day until someone noticed his absence.

Pike was never a pacifist like Jonathan. He never believed in war or violence. In 2017, Kulbhushan Jadhav of Sangli, Maharastra, moved to Iran for business. He was accused by Pakistani officials of being a RAW agent, an accusation denied by India.

Shridhar Raghavan has contributed to several espionage films for the YRF Spy Universe, such as 'War,' and 'Pathaan,' thus it is safe to assume that he included Indian tropes, events, and relevant scenarios into the show.

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