Monday, 19 March 2012

Ram Gopal Varma’s 26/11 film begins shooting in Mumbai


 
Filming has begun in Mumbai on director Ram Gopal Varma’s latest film, the first Bollywood movie to deal with the 2008 terror attacks on the city which left 166 people dead.
The controversial director – known for his films about the Mumbai Underworld – took to his Twitter account Friday, declaring it “the most important film of my career”.
Varma said the $8m film will be targeted primarily at the international market and would detail “every aspect of the carnage”.
The November 2008 attacks saw 10 heavily-armed gunmen storm targets in Mumbai including luxury hotels, a Jewish centre and a train station.
India blames the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit for training, equipping and financing the Mumbai gunmen with support from “elements” in the Pakistan military.
A low-budget film based on the assault was released in 2010 but was panned by the critics and quickly disappeared.
Varma described the attacks as “one of the most important events that ever happened” and one that rivalled the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States for “sheer complexity”.
Jamshedpur-born Sanjeev Jaiswal, a theatre actor from Delhi will play the key role of Mohammad Kasab, the sole surviving gunman.  The baby-faced gunman became the public face of the attacks after he was caught on CCTV, Kaleshnikov nonchalantly raised, during a shooting spree at a train station.
49-year-old Varma, the director of nearly 40 movies, courted controversy soon after the attacks when he was pictured touring the burned out Taj Mahal Palace hotel in what was allegedly a trip to scout for locations for a possible film.
Reports say the as-yet-untitled film will be a multilingual affair with the characters speaking in a mixture of Hindu, Urdu, English and Marathi.
-    Poonam Joshi

Ram Gopal Varma’s 26/11 film begins shooting in Mumbai

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