1993 Mumbai blasts serve basis for Nikhil Advani's film 'D Day'

D Day based on 1993 Mumbai blasts

Filmmaker Nikhil Advani, who is working on a high-octane action film titled 'D Day', feels the 1993 blasts that had rocked Mumbai inspired him to make this movie.

"'D Day' is about a particular day when things go either very right or wrong. It is an espionage film. It has got a lot of action. I would love to talk about the plot of the film, but it is like giving away too much of information," Nikhil said.

It was the 1993 Mumbai blasts that made Nikhil ponder over the communal differences in the society, which provided the germ for the film.

"When the 1993 Mumbai blasts happened, it was very fresh in my mind. That is one event in my life that actually made me sit back and figure out what I was. I was not connected to it directly. For the first time I realised I was a Hindu and I did not like it. I grew up in a city, which is cosmopolitan; where everybody was treated in the same way," Nikhil said.

"I realised that there is big disparity and underline current in this city about which we don't talk. That event has stayed very fresh in my mind. I wanted to do something around this.

"It is just a high-octane action film. It is nothing about Hindu-Muslims. It is not about India and Pakistan. It is about four people, who are trapped in a situation and how they get out of it and how getting out of it, closes the important chapter in the history of our country," he added.

Ask him if this movie will help in reducing the differences between India and Pakistan, he says, "It is a very complex issue. I don't know if my film is going to bring two countries together."

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