MUMBAI: One of the stories of Onir’s I AM, which is a tale of four stories woven together, will see Juhi Chawla play the role of a Kashmiri Pandit widow based on the life of actor Sanjay Suri’s mother. The story is titled I AM Megha.
Onir said, “Juhi’s character is that of a Kashmiri Pandit. Her character is inspired from Sanjay and his mother’s life because they are refugees from Kashmir.”
The story, revolving around the life of a refugee, takes Juhi (Megha) back to Kashmir after 20 years to the house she lived in and many incidents from Urvashi Suri’s life have been incorporated into the film.
Suri, who is also a lead in the film, adds, “Yes, it is loosely based on my mother’s story but it is also about coming to terms with your past. Every person who has left Kashmir will identify with that. My mother revisited Kashmir after 17 years but she still didn’t visit our house in Srinagar where dad was killed.”