Director Meghna Gulzar said that acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, the producer for her upcoming film Talvar, is a great support.
At a promotional event of the movie on September 11, she said: "Vishal ji was like a great support on this because this subject and the genre are completely unknown to me. He is an accomplished writer. When he watched Dus Kahaniyaan, he was so impressed that he expressed his wish to produce my film and that did happen after 8 years." (Also Read: Meghna Gulzar: Talvar is a Story That Must Be Told)
Meghna, the daughter of renowned lyricist Gulzar and actress Rakhee, has for the first time attempted a crime thriller that is based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case.
Meghna, who is known for her films like Filhaal and Just Married, said that it was a complete detour for her to attempt a movie like Talvar.
"Actually, Vishal ji and I have been very closely associated. When I was beginning to wonder what to do next, I had a conversation with Vishal ji, who is like family. Several ideas came up and this was one of them," she said.
Meghna also said that she and Vishal Bhardwaj researched the case for almost two whole years before Talvar went on floors. (Also Read: Irrfan Khan's Talvar on Film Fest Spree)
Talvar is slated to release on October 2.
The film stars Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi and Sohum Shah in the lead roles and Tabu in a cameo.