Film on Bhopal gas tragedy has apparently been insured for over US$100 million
Wary of litigation issues, the producers of 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' have obtained an insurance coverage for the film that, according to sources, runs into US$100 million.
A still from Ravi Kumar's 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain'
Director Ravi Kumar, who was in Bhopal for the film's premiere, said they wouldn't have gone ahead with the release in the absence of an insurance cover. "We have insured it for millions of dollars. The producers are taking no chances as there is a palpable pressure from various quarters. The insurance is a safeguard against any legal suits against us. A part of the proceeds will go to Sambhavana Trust that works for victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy," he says, without disclosing the exact amount.
Kumar is taking his film to different parts of the world to garner reactions of the gas tragedy survivors. "We have shown it in Tokyo, London and Mumbai. A woman in Tokyo told me it was exactly what she had seen when the tragedy struck in 1984," states Kumar.