Upset by Mumbai strikes, Anurag Basu to revive ‘Suicide Bomber’December 1st, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) The recent terror attack in Mumbai has affected Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Basu to such an extent that he has now decided to go with his long-time pending project “Suicide Bomber”.”The recent attack on Mumbai has left me in a distressed state. And from last three days I have been thinking to revive my long-time pending project titled ‘Suicide Bomber’,” Basu told IANS here Monday.
The film to be produced by Mahesh Bhatt will not be based on a real life event but is an accumulation of facts and figures derived from various authentic sources.
“From an extensive research and information derived from various sources, this film will try to depict what plays in the mind of terrorists and how they get into the dreadful act of killing people without even thinking of their own lives,” said Basu.
About the cast of the film, he said, “Initially we were planning to cast Rahul Bhatt”, son of Mahesh Bhatt, in the lead but “now things have to be worked out again”.
Basu said he was planning to make the film three years back but could not because of his commitment to “Life in a Metro” and Rakesh Roshan’s “Kites”.
Regarding “Kites” which stars super star Hrithik Roshan, Basu said he has finished all the schedules abroad and one schedule in India is left.
He said “Kites” is expected to be released some time in mid-2009.