Director Sanjay Gupta has confirmed that Vivek Oberoi has been finalised for his film Mumbai Saga. But although reports suggest that the actor’s role is based on slain police inspector Vijay Salaskar, who lost his life during the 26/11 attack in Mumbai, Gupta said it is not true. “No, it’s not true. Vivek’s character is not based on anyone. He just plays an encounter specialist,” mentioned the director.
Oberoi will join Anil Kapoor (whose character is reportedly based on a famous politician from Maharashtra), Manoj Bajpayee and John Abraham in this film, which is based on true events. Gupta further stated that no character in the film is based on a real life personality. “It’s just that the characters are based on nuances and collective personas of various politicians, gangsters, and cops of the late 80s and early 90s,” adds Gupta. The film will also show the transformation of Bombay to Mumbai. The film will be majorly shot in Mumbai, with some portions being shot at real locations.
“There will be a lot of serious miniature work in special effects. The pre-production work of the film, including the VFX has already begun,” added Gupta.
Oberoi had worked earlier with Gupta when the latter had penned Shootout At Lokhandwala as the notorious gangster Maya Dolas. This will be the actor’s big outing after Krrish 3.