Bollywood rushes to make Mumbai Terror – the movie

 

Bollywood may be famed for its relentless energy, but its rush to dramatise the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last month has caused public outcry.

In the days after the strikes, in which more than 170 died, 18 film titles on the theme of “Terror at the Taj” were registered with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association.

The first — 26/11 at Mumbai Operation — was applied for on November 28, when the Indian Army was still fighting heavily armed militant gunmen, room to room, in two luxury hotels. The producer behind it, Vijay Verma, of Salt and Pepper Entertainment, said that his script was ready and shooting was set to begin in a matter of weeks. “What happened must be brought before the public,” he said.

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