Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, director of upcoming film Gunday, got inspiration from his father’s stories, which he recreated for the film. Not many know that Ali’s father went through the whole war atmosphere of the 1971 Bangladesh war. Ali decided to recreate similar scenes and situation which actually prevailed during the war of Bangladesh for Gunday, which is the story of two refugees played by actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor and is set during the 1970’s.
Confirming the same, Ali says, “My father, who was present during the war, used to narrate me all his first-hand experiences of the war time which have always stayed with me. ”