RGV screens the first look of The Attacks of 26/11

Ram Gopal Varma held a simple screening of his latest film, The Attacks of 26/11 for the media and the families of the victims, the survivors and their families and the cops of the incident that shook the nation. The feel of the 15-minute first look was very heavy with the audience getting overwhelmed. While few opined that it took them back to the days they were trying to erase, a pint-sized wonderkid Devika responsible for nailing Kasab was vocal when she felt "that such films are the need of the hour. Kasab's hanging should be made public so that people actually believe he has been hanged. I want it to be a lesson to all terrorists."

Mrs. Salaskar agreed with Devika when she expressed her happiness on The Attacks of 26/11 being made. Ram Gopal Varma was clear in his thought. "I had never intended to make a film at that point when I went there. What could I have possibly seen at that place what the media had not already been showing ever since. I never ever intended to make a film on those attacks when I went to The Taj. Why now? Now after all these years, after the whole truth has been uncovered by the investigators and by the virtue of an extensive knowledge I have gathered from various sources about the actual truths behind those attacks from both authorized and eye witness accounts, I  developed a desire to film the actual story of those attacks the attacks began."
A touching screening indeed.
A NOTE FROM RAM GOPAL VARMA ON THE
 FIRST LOOK UNVEILING OF ATTACKS of 26/11

In the context of me launching the first look of my film 'The attacks of 26/11' at Nehru auditorium, the 23rd at 6 pm in spite of it not being relevant to the film by itself, I just wanted to clarify my position on the controversy surrounding
the highly criticized visit of mine to the Taj after the attacks of
26/11... the allegation of my seeming insensitivity
towards the incident came out of a speculation that the late
Vilasraoji facilitated my visit to the Taj, for me to have access
to unseen views, in view of me casting Riteish in a film that I was
planning to do on those attacks. That speculation was completely
baseless because of the following reasons:

1.      What could I have possibly seen at that place what the media
had not already been showing ever since the attacks began?

2.      If I am accused of wanting to cast Riteish,then my question is
"Would I have cast him as a terrorist or a cop or what ? And this too,
at a time
        when no one including the police knew what or who was behind
the attacks".

3.      I was a member of a group of nearly 30 people that were only
allowed into restricted areas…
         Why else would the investigative agencies allow any of us to
walk into areas where the crime scenes are being investigated?

       The truth of why I went to the Taj at that time was nothing
but my curiosity to witness a scene of an unprecedented happening and
since I just happened to be with close friend Riteish I took the
opportunity …Riteish himself did not know that anybody would read
meanings into this act and his father Vilasraoji did not even know
that I was in the group.

Having said this, I also agree that it is highly understandable that
during those emotional and traumatic moments it is very
natural that various concerned would feel a strong sense of
indignation on such seemingly callous and selfish
behaviour… but like I said and maintained ever since that time, I
never ever intended to make a film on those attacks when I went to the
Taj.

WHY NOW?

Now after all these years, after the whole truth has been uncovered by
the investigators and by the virtue of an extensive knowledge I have
gathered from various sources about the actual truths behind those
attacks from both authorized and eye witness accounts, I  developed a
desire to film the acutal story of those attacks