The suspense of Talaash has taken everyone by surprise. But little do people know that the climax of the film inspired by a real-life incident involving writer Zoya Akhtar.
Zoya reveals it was this experience that gave birth to the idea of Talaash.
“I had an experience which I could not explain to myself and to others while I was on my way back from a south Mumbai party spot,” Zoya said in a statement.
“It was near Haji Ali Dargah. All six of us, who were travelling, went through this. And this experience, which I went through, became the vital ingredient of the story of Talaash. I spoke to Reema Kagti about this and it became the initial trigger point of the script that we wrote together,” she added.
Directed by Kagti, the film has opened with rave reviews. It stars Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2012.