The cat is out of the bag. While so far the promotion of BAABARR has clearly stated that the film is based on true events, there wasn't much being spoken about the man on whom the film is actually based! As it has turned out, the film is actually a biopic of sorts as it tells the story of a man (whose name was different from 'Baabarr') who was a dreaded criminal in the state of UP and had supposedly killed 25 people.
Says a source attached to the film, ''Yes, Baabarr's character is indeed based on a real person from the early 90s. He was based out of UP and people out there were really terrified of him. In fact he is no more today as he was shot dead in an encounter. He died quite young in fact.''
Talking about the might of the man who talked with his gun, the source adds, ''He was such a powerful and confident young man that he dared to call up people and tell them in advance that he would kill them the next day. He even challenged them to go for police protection and promise that he would still go ahead and succeed in his mission. He had a wild look and came with 'I care a damn' attitude.''
In the film, the character of Baabarr is played by newcomer Soham Shah. However not many are aware that in spite of BAABARR being Soham's debut film, he is actually a trained actor and comes from a strong theatre background.
''That's right'', confirms the source, ''The film didn't require a big actor and that's the reason someone like Soham was roped in who didn't come with any baggage. Though he looks quite deadly in the film, in real life he is quite a sweetheart. All credit must go to his theatre background and director Ashu Trikha that completely turned around his personality.''
A multi starrer with actors like Mithun Chakravorthy and Om Puri heading the cast, BAABARR releases this Friday.