underworld | queen | Nandana Sen | missing | Minnesota | kathmandu | Bandook | Aditya Om SHARE AND DISCUSS Tweet A still from the movie Aditya Om has 15 films to his credit. "I have even directed a silent film, Mr Lonely Miss Lovely with Nandana Sen which was released in 2004," he reveals. Om is all charged about his upcoming flick Bandook. "The film has been inspired by a true life incident that I conceptualised when on one of my nomadic travels in the North India. I met a priest in Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu who I discovered to my surprise was an absconding contract killer from Benares (Varanasi). He was assumed to be dead or missing , but that was not true. I was moved by his story." Aditya even tracked his wife, a former nautch girl. "And to my shock, she was the head of an underworld gang. She was harbouring political ambitions. I weaved a fictional plot around it and thus Bandook was born. It is a hardcore commercial venture on the lines of Bandit Queen or Omkara dealing with crime and politics. It was a thrilling experience making this film." Bandook is expected to be screened at the Cine Crest International Film Festival at Minnesota , US. "I want Bandook to be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival too and am keeping my fingers crossed," he grins.