Titled ‘26/11’, all Ramu said about his recent endeavor was – “26/11 is a date no Indian will ever forget. The three-day live telecast of the terrorist carnage had people’s eyes glued to the television sets across world. Everyone more or less has seen or heard of what happened during that time. But my attempt now would be not only to capture the physical aspect but also behind the scenes aspects of 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 Girguam Chowpatty. This will be inter-cut with what the various gallant police officers did in their attempt to get the situation under control.”
“This 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.” He also added that “After my tryst with so called the underworld films, I would consider this film as a greatest challenge of my career.” He revealed in his social networking page.
Ramu will be assisted by the author of – “Kasab the face of 26/11”. “I am being assisted by Rommel Rodrigues, author of ‘kasab the face of 26/11’, who was an extensive and encyclopedic knowledge of the event but my film is not based on his book,” – RGV tweeted.
Three years ago after the incident of 26/11, RGV walked through the half-burnt hotel. Accompanying him was the then chief minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh and his actor son Ritesh. This incident had let to speculations that he might be going to make a movie on the attacks. But Ramu had denied the speculation saying that he went there by the invitation of Deshmukh and his son to visit Taj and have a look on those devastations, so that he could portray it realistically in any of his movies. Now however the director says some different story – “I only got the idea now. I have enough knowledge and understanding if the events now. Also, at that point the allegations were about Ritesh being a part of this project, which he us not.”
Recently Verma has done a film named ‘Not a Love Story’, based on the Neeraj Grover murder case. So we’ll wait to witness the 26/11 incident from Ramu’s point of view.