Says a source, Zoya is a very rational person, however she had certain a life changing experience. This experience gave birth to the idea of Talaash. Commenting on the same, Zoya says, "I had an experience which I could not explain to myself and to others while I was on my way back from a south Mumbai party spot. It was near Haji Ali. All six of us who were travelling went through this. And this experience which I went through became the vital ingredient of Talaash's story. I spoke to Reema about this and it became the initial trigger point of the script that we wrote together."