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Zaidi has just finished his third and most ambitious book, Dongri to Dubai, to be published by Roli Books soon. D2D is the story of the evolution of the Mumbai mafia from a group of thugs and smugglers to the present day mafia dons of organized crimes. Most importantly, it traces the journey of Dawood Ibrahim from the bylanes of Dongri where he first cut his teeth in crime, to Dubai, where he eventually established his empire. It is the first of its kind book that chronicles the Mumbai mafia from 1947 to 2011.

Sanjay Gupta has bought the rights for ten chapters of D2D, and is directing a movie out of them, along with Ekta Kapoor, called Shootout at Wadala. Shootout at Wadala draws heavily from D2D, from the death of Manya Surve, the first person ever to be killed in a police encounter, to material on Dawood Ibrahim, his brother Sabir’s killing and their face-off with the Pathans.

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