Director Onir reveals that, “Juhi"s character is that of a Kashmiri Pandit. Her character is inspired by Sanjay and his mother"s life because they are refugees from Kashmir."
The story, revolving around the life of a refugee takes Megha (Juhi) back to Kashmir. After 20 years the lady goes back to the very house where she lived and many incidents from Urvashi Suri"s (mother of Sanjay Suri) life have been incorporated into the film.
Actor Sanjay Suri, a lead in the film confirms that , “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 didn"t visit our house in Srinagar where dad was killed"
Director Onir's movie I am, is a tale of 4 stories woven together. It is about the issues and dilemmas that bruise the modern Indian society. One part of the stories in the film, named I am Megha, stars the beautiful Juhi Chawla in the role of a Kashmiri Pandit widow. This character is based on the life of actor Sanjay Suri"s mother.