MUMBAI: Thirteen year old Diksha Negi, has scripted and co-directed the film MH 26/11-Mumbai Under Attack, thus becoming the youngest film maker in the country to do so.
Negi along with other kids were involved right from scripting the story on how the Mumbai terror attack affects the friendship between two friends, to their unifying message of oneness & love, irrespective of caste, creed and religion.
The kids even auditioned actors for the right characters, dialogues, edited the rushes and did the complete post production work of MH 26/11.
Hema Malini was the guest of honour for the premiere of the film, attended by Esha Khoppikar, Rituparna Sengupta and Johnny Lever.
Ryan International School MD Grace Pinto and the teachers realized how the terror attack affected the innocent minds and decided to make the docu-drama under the Children against Violence project. Children against Violence is a project that raises the voices and concern of the young minds against the terror that we see in the 21st century.
The Ryan foundation has received a lot of appreciation for the film and offers to take the film to various festivals across the world. They have also planned to take the film across schools in various cities in India, besides showing it to the education board.