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The seed idea of Walking Through Fire arrived when I was having a chat over breakfast with the travel writer Jake Bullough, in a quaint resort in South Goa, whilst dolphins bobbed close to the shore and sandpipers skated along the glass-like water’s edge. The air around was licked fresh by a salt wind and I felt good to be alive. Anyway, as I was saying, we got talking about books and films and I found myself saying that the film I’d like to make, if I was a film maker, would be about a young man of hybrid parentage in post Independence India. I went on to describe the difficult circumstances of his childhood and youth and how that planted in him a powerful feeling of violence, a sort of inner rebellion (against his lot in life). And while this inner violence grew, the violence in his family persisted… and outside the country around him was going through its own fair share of violence…the Naxalbari bloodbath in West Bengal, The Bangladesh War of Liberation, insurgency, terrorism. And as he grows up into manhood, he can feel his inner violence rapidly surfacing….until that single apocalyptical moment when his own hidden violence bursts out and joins the violence raging about him. This becomes his ultimate act of liberation.