Did you know?: Talaash based on real-life incident!

Published: December 3, 2012

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.            

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Bari Phek
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:54PM

    Yea right…now that ppl r alleging that the movie was a rip off of some novel…its a nice way to counter these allegations by claiming it to be a real life incident!!! bravos!!


  • Hrishikesh kelkar
    Dec 10, 2012 - 6:28PM

    You Guys are in News reporting business. I would expect you to choose the words wisely. Headline should have been “Inspired from real life incident” and not “based on real life incident”


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