Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma who was recently denied permission to film at Taj Hotel in Mumbai, will be spending Rs 2.5 crore to create the famous hotel for his upcoming film.
The controversial movie is based on the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai. Sources say that the authorities were not willing to revisit the unfortunate incident, even through a film. The hotel became the venue for a lot of bloodbath during the terrorists�۪ siege on the city.
A source told Mid-Day, “Ramu was a bit disappointed over not being given complete permission to shoot at CST or at the Colaba hotel. After shooting some sequences at CST, he will shoot the rest of the gory and firing scenes on another set.”
Verma said, “It could be traumatic for many to see the recreation of that horrible tragedy. For me, in the context of the attacks, a five star hotel is the symbol of human achievement in terms of splendour. To see blood flowing on its polished floors and its pristine walls and artifacts there to be riddled with bullets are living testimony of the ultimate barbarism Man is capable of doing.”