It is 'Red Alert' in the hotels of Khandala in literal and virtual sense. It looks as if the unit has laid siege to the hill city of Khandala. Since past 23 days, visitors are finding it difficult to get a room in the city. Especially since it is the tourist season, hotels are at their wit's end to accommodate the surging crowds or refuse bookings. Comments Rahul Aggarwal, producer of the film Red Alert, 'It's really amusing, the way we have kind of taken over the city of Khandala. We have a unit of some 350 people, who are working round the clock to conclude the shoot in the designated time frame. And then there is a constant inflow of technicians who keep coming for short durations. Naturally we needed a large number of rooms to accommodate them. Currently the situation is such, that most of the hotels do not have rooms available for tourists. It's Red Alert unit all around.'
Laughingly Ananath Mahadevan quips in, 'Initially the hotels refused to give us rooms because they are not giving discount due to the season. But we would plead with them only to give 2 rooms. After a day we would again go begging for two more rooms for the fighters and then next day for 2 more. Slowly we have most of hotels with us. And they are so happy that we are wrapping up by this weekend.'
The film is about a true story of Narsimha, a farm labourer, who desperately needed money to fund the education of his children. He finds himself in the midst of Naxalites where his mission becomes a mere subset of a greater cause that the militant's pursue.
'Red Alert - The War Within' is produced by T.P Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal under the banner of Star Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. The film is directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
'Red Alert- The War Within' stars Suniel Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Ayesha Dharker, Seema Biswas, Makrand Deshpande, Bhagyashree, Ashish Vidyarthi, Ehsaan Khan, Suneel Sinha with Gulshan Grover, Naseeruddin Shah and Vinod Khanna.