He took help from Bollywood before coming to Mumbai on a killing spree.
Since Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, c/o Lashkar -e- Tayyeba, needed to learn at least a smattering of Hindi for the operation, his handlers showed him some Bolywood flicks – the easiest way to learn the enemy’s lingo.
That’s how Kasab, the lone gunman captured alive during the November 26 attacks in Mumbai, watched a John Abraham – Ebrahim, according to him – and Bipasha Basu starrer Goal during his training days.
And the gunman fell for John’s chiselled body and charm. He now wants to meet the matinee idol.
Since his arrest, he has been living in a high security capsule – known as the Anda cell at Arthur Road prison in Mumbai. He cannot get a newspaper, nor can he communicate with other inmates.
Kasab’s only bridge to the world outside is the men who guard him 24 hours, seven days. Sometimes, he tends to have a chat with them. But they have been warned against talking too much with the killer.
In one such conversation with a police official, Kasab expressed his desire to meet John Abraham.
“He talked about films and in particular John Ebrahim. Kasab likes John’s looks and well-chiseled body. And then went ahead to express his desire if he could meet him,” said a police official on condition of anonymity.