Ram Gopal Varma’s next film will be based on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Varma declared this on Twitter.com on December 13, “I am making a film on the attacks of 26/11. 26/11 is one of the dates which no Indian will ever forget. The three days 24/7 live telecast of the terrorist carnage had people’s eyes glued to the TV sets across the world.”
Calling the proposed the film as the greatest challenge of his career, Varma added that he would attempt not only to capture the physical aspect of the attacks but also the behind the scenes action.
RGV wrote that his film will depict “…what exactly happened from the time Kasab and rest of the team landed on Amar Singh Solanki’s trawler in the high seas, till Kasab’s heroic capture by the late Tukaram Ombale at Girgaum Chowpatty. This will be intercut with what the various gallant police officers did in their attempt to get the situation under control.”
Varma, who has directed a number of films based on the Mumbai underworld, will be assisted in this new project by Rommel Rodrigues, author of the book Kasab: The Face Of 26/11. However, Varma clarified that his film will not be based on the book.
The 26/11 film will be made for both the international and Indian audiences. It will feature a new cast.