In his quest to stay afloat given the washout of his
latest film Department, Ram Gopal Varma is making a
film based on the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
Varma went to the Central Railway (CR) headquarters
at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to seek permission
from the public relations department to shoot some scenes
at the station.
is said that the CR authorities denied any permission
and asked the filmmaker to approach the Railway Board
in Delhi. Reportedly the authorities didn't want any
gory images or blood to be shown as the incident wasn't
one to be glorified. "So, we have asked the production
to send the proposal in writing and we will be permitting
them to shoot the scenes only if we feel that it will
not affect the railways' image," said a CR official.
team is also scouting other locations and strategic
places like Cama Hospital and the vehicle by which
the terrorists had entered and gone on a rampage around
the city. They are also trying to rope in the railway
announcer who saved many lives on the night of the
had initially courted controversy when he visited
the terror-ravaged hotels (Taj Mahal and the Oberoi)
soon after the terror strike along with the then chief
minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and his son Riteish Deshmukh.