Leopold owner to act in Ramu's 26/11 film
Ram Gopal Varma ropes in owner of the cafe in Colaba to play a role in his film based on the Mumbai terror attacks
Ram Gopal Varma will finally start shooting for his film 26/11 from Monday and he is leaving no stone unturned to make the film look as authentic as he can. The film based on the tragic incident of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai now will have the owner of Leopold Café Farzad Jehani playing one of the key roles in the film.
It can be recalled that the attacks started from his café itself and he was one of the prime witnesses to the horrifying incident that killed and injured many. Ram Gopal Varma says, “Everybody knows what happened at Leopold but when you hear it in the context of an eye witness, your whole perspective changes. In the context of the terror act at the cafe, who can be a better witness than Farzad who owns the place and who was there that night.”
Farzad says, “Yes, I agreed to play the part as I strongly believe in the way Ram Gopal Varma is visualising the whole thing. I have lived through those terrifying moments and who can justify that than me. Everyone knows what happened here and he wanted to show that through my eyes. Since it is my place and my customer and staff who got killed or injured, he felt that I should get to play the role.”