Naseeruddin Shah plays Mumbai blast mastermind in new movie

Feb 18, 2008 Subhash K Jha

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Guess who is playing the mastermind of the terror bombings that rocked Mumbai's suburban trains on July 11, 2006, in director Neeraj Pandey's take on the incident? The hugely talented Naseeruddin Shah.

Pandey, a newcomer to the industry, has almost completed his film titled "Wednesday".

The movie features Anupam Kher as a policeman investigating the bombings.

The makers of "Wednesday" plan to release the movie on Independence Day, Aug 15.

For Naseeruddin, the character is a challenge. It is not something he has done before. "I took on this role because I've never played anything like this before," says Naseer, who will soon fly to London to shoot for Jagmohan Mundhra's "Shoot On Sight".

In "Shoot On Sight", Naseeruddin plays a Muslim policeman, whose 30 years of loyal service to the British police force is questioned after the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings in London's underground railway.

The two back-to-back reality movies give the actor a chance to explore terrorism from both ends. And it also proves the industry's growing interest in exploring the anatomy of global terror.

Earlier, Anurag Kashyap set his movie "Black Friday" on the 1992 Mumbai serial blasts.

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