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Ram Gopal Varma making film on 26/11 attacks

MUMBAI: Three years after his infamous visit to the Taj Mahal Hotel along with the then chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and his son Riteish soon after the assault of the terrorists on 26/11, that cost the CM his job, Ram Gopal Varma has started working on the film based on the terrorist attacks.


Varma has reportedly confided that the film tentatively titled 26/11 will not only cover the attack but also the behind-the-scenes action.


‘‘Everyone, more or less, has seen on TV or heard of what happened then. My attempt will be to capture everything from the time Kasab and the rest of the team landed on Mumbai‘s shore on Amar Singh Solanki‘s trawler to the National Security Guard‘s operation that eliminated all of them except Kasab who was captured," Varma observed.
 
According to the director, a large part of the film‘s focus will be on the police officer who died fighting the terrorists. "It will be completely based on the flush out operation at the Taj." According to sources, major part of the film would be shot on the high seas. Varma is also trying to tie up with an international production house for the film.


Varma and his team have already had a few sittings with Rommel Rodrigues, the author of the book ‘Kasab the face of 26/11‘. The author is assisting Varma in the fim. "He has an extensive knowledge of the event," observed Varma.


The film would be made for both national as well as the international audiences. It will have completely new cast to create a heightened sense of reality.

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