The search begins
The script for Talaash was written eight years ago, much before Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Why did it take so long to make a film on it?
Reema : Eight years ago, we collaborated on the story and wrote it. At that point, we had not decided what we wanted to do with it.
Zoya : When we wrote Talaash then, we did it to sell the story. So, we sold it to Excel Entertainment. Farhan (Akhtar) really liked the story, but he got busy making other films.
But finally it’s you, and not Farhan, who has ended up directing the movie?
Reema : It was a story Zoya and I both loved. It was also the first story on which we collaborated together. But while writing it, we didn’t know how it was going to shape up. When we realised how beautiful the story has turned out to be, the story had already been sold to Excel. But when Honeymoon... was complete, I had a conversation with Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan about what I should do next. That’s when it crossed my mind that since Talaash’s story was kind of unique to what Zoya and I did as writers, it