Hussain Zaidi: News

Born on February 26, 1968, Indian author and investigative journalist S. Hussain Zaidi is one of the most prolific crime writers with a focus on the mafia in Mumbai. He is best known for his books ‘Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia,’ ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ and ‘Black Friday’ (2002), which was about the 1993 Mumbai blast. ‘Black Friday’ was later adapted into a movie by director Anurag Kashyap of the same name. The movie ‘Black Friday’ (2004) was controversial and was not released for three years until 2007 when the Supreme Court announced the 1993 Mumbai blast verdict. As of 2021, Zaidi has penned at least 12 novels, out of which at least eight have been adapted into movies. Zaidi began her journalism career with the newspaper 'The Asian Age.' He has also written for several other publications including 'The Indian Express,' 'Mid-Day' and 'Mumbai Mirror.'

04 Sep 2023

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Kay Kay Menon shines in #BambaiMeriJaan trailer; premiere details inside

Excel Entertainment's Bambai Meri Jaan was in the buzz for a long time and the makers are finally premiering it on September 14. The crime drama series delves into the infamous Mumbai underworld.

23 Apr 2020


Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' sets to be demolished?

Alia Bhatt-starrer upcoming biopic Gangubai Kathiawadi is among the many ambitious Bollywood projects to get stuck in a limbo due to the coronavirus crisis.

01 Jul 2018


Hussain Zaidi's new novel, a tribute to men in uniform

Crime writer Hussain Zaidi pays tribute to the men in uniform in his new novel "Eleventh Hour".