The director of Vidya Balan, Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer TE3N is gearing up for his upcoming reality based drama. Here are the details.
We have learnt that the yet untitled movie is inspired by the real story of an Indian woman who wed a Pakistani and is now stuck in Dubai. Ribhu was recently in Dubai to meet 44-year-old Mumbai women Zainab Fawad to get her approval to film a story on her life and struggle from India to Pakistan. Zainab had reportedly agreed and given her consent.
Zainab was in news for her courageous struggle to reunite with her twin sons after her husband was sent away to Pakistan and her physical and mental torture that followed in Dubai. The movie will serve as a simile to draw attention towards the lives of several women who have had to deal with separation due to Indo-Pak conflicts. Zainab and her four-year-old sons, Mustafa and Muzzamil, are now together. Zainab and her two children both Indian nationals, had been in Pakistan since April 2014.
According to a source close to the unit, the recce is complete and the work on scripting is in progress, while the producers Sam Fernandes and Rajat Srivastava are in talks with a leading Bollywood actress for the lead role in this women centric project that is expected to roll very soon.