With Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming whodunit based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case inching closer to release, lawyers of the slain teenager’s parents have requested the director to show them the film before it makes its way to the theatres. Aarushi’s doctor-parents, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are currently in jail for the alleged murder of the 14-year old and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008.
A still from Talvar
A source says, “Meghna’s film, Talvar, is based on the investigation of the case and her team has done thorough research in this regard. Aarushi’s parents feel that their lawyers should watch the film first to be sure that there
is no misinterpretation or misrepresentation. The film focuses on three different point of views of investigation, so, ideally, there should not be any issue.”
The film has already obtained a censor certificate with no major cuts, but since it deals with a sensitive issue, the Talwars’ lawyers insisted on watching the film “immediately” before it releases on October 2. “The movie has the Talwars as its central characters and so, their concern is justified. We have agreed to arrange a screening for them after it is showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival, which is currently underway. The lawyers are okay with it,” a source close to the project reveals.
Meghna confirms the story and the film’s spokesperson says, “Yes, we have received a letter from the lawyers to show them the film.”