Amitabh Bachchan: ‘RGV’s The Attacks of 26/11 left me stunned, shocked, angered’
The rough draft of the Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming film “The Attacks of 26/11” has left Bollywood’s most iconic actor, Amitabh Bachchan speechless. The 70-year-old veteran star shared his emphatic views on Twitter.
On Jan. 8, he posts, “T 985 – RGV shows me a rough cut of his latest ‘Attacks of 26/11′ … stunned, shocked, angered … but choked with tears when ..! Nana Patekar is brilliant … such restraint and maturity in his performance… And the young actor that plays Kasab, so convincing,” he adds.
“I cannot fathom why I choked with tears after film was over, but I did … that is the truth … perhaps that the reason … truth!! Was the emotion, content, honesty of performances, or was it just the inhumanity that resides in humans… yes! Truth is painful! There were times in the film when I wanted to stand up and SCREAM…!! At other times silenced by its audacity…!”
“Research on the film ’26/11’ has been infinitely precise … the subjects shown have all been talked to in detail …” he follows.
While movies have evoked the strangest of emotions, “The Attacks of 26/11” is one of the hard-hitting movies of recent times based on the 2008-Mumbai terrorist attacks. The film features ace actor Nana Patekar, along with Sanjeev Jaiswal who plays the role of Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani militant who participated in the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. He was the only attacker to be captured alive.
The much-anticipated film is scheduled for a March 1, 2013 release.