Talaash based on ‘real life incident’ or a ‘book’?

The co-writer of the Bollywood suspense thriller “Talaash”, Zoya Akhtar, has surprised everyone by reportedly admitting that the film was based on a real life incident. According to Indian media, Talaash was based on an incident that happened with Akhtar years ago returning from a Mumbai party spot, near the “Haji Ali” Dargah along with six companions. Zoya discussed what she experienced with the director of “Talaash”, Reema Kagti, and the story became the first point of the script that they both wrote together, reported the However, another source stated that Talaash was heavily inspired by a book called “The Fallen” by T. Jefferson Parker. The film has opened with rave reviews and public response earning Rs.471m in the first three days.

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