Very recently, Madhur and lead actor Neil Nitin Mukesh visited Thane Jail for research on the subject. "It's a different world out there. I had never seen a prison from inside before and the experience left me stunned and speechless," Neil tells me.
How different will Madhur's Jail be from Nagesh Kukunoor's 3 Deewarien? "Not similar at all. Nor is it a copy of The Shawshank Redemption ( 3 Deewarien was inspired by this film). I was, to an extent, inspired by Midnight Express, but it's not a rip-off. My film has a completely different plot," Madhur states.
By the way, Madhur has also signed Manoj Bajpai for a significant role in the film.