There are several films in the works about the horrific tragedy of the train bombings in Mumbai on July 11th 2006, where approximately 200 people were killed. One of those films is being directed by Nishikant Kamat and it is his first film in Hindi. The movie entitled Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan is a hard-hitting film that boasts an all star-cast.
One of those star cast members is Madhavan who says, “Mumbai Meri Jaan hits you where it hurts. It’s based on the July 2006 train bombings in Mumbai. Paresh Rawal, K.K. Menon, Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan and I play different people grappling with various issues after the terrible explosions in Mumbai.”
He really felt that after Rang De Basanti his next film in Hindi should be one that, “No matter what, it had to be something that addressed itself to the nation’s conscience. Nishikant’s ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ was just what I needed.”
Adding, “It’s good to see Hindi cinema moving towards the headlines. If I come to Mumbai to do a Hindi film I’d like to go into projects that challenge me as an artiste and thinking individual. I’ve worked with Soha in Rang De Basanti. But never with Paresh, Irrfan and KK.”