Mumbai: Director Meghna Gulzar said that acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj, the producer for her upcoming film "Talvar", is a great support.
At a promotional event of the movie on Friday, 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."
Meghna, the daughter of renowned lyricist Gulzar and yesteryear actress Rakhee, has for the first time attempted a crime flick 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 Vishalji, 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 the floors.
It is slated to release on October 2, which is also the birth anniversary of Gandhiji.
The film stars Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi and Sohum Shah in leading roles and Tabu in a guest appearance.