'Talvar' script being reworked due to similarities with 'Rahasya'?

Feb 13, 2015, 14:35 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

Makers of Aarushi Talwar murder case-inspired whodunit, 'Talvar', are said to be reworking the film's script due to apparent similarities with the recently released 'Rahasya', which is based on the same subject

If sources are to be believed, Meghna Gulzar is making a few changes to her upcoming film 'Talvar' inspired by the Aarushi Talwar murder case. Reason? The filmmaker apparently wants to avoid any kind of similarities with Manish Gupta's 'Rahasya', which hit the marquee two weeks ago and was loosely based on the same incident.

Irrfan plays a CBI officer in 'Talvar'

A source says, "Post Rahasya's release, the makers of 'Talvar' are wary of repetition. Though their film is more or less narrated from the point of view of Aarushi's parents, who have been convicted for the murder, they are considering incorporating a few changes in the film."

Tabu stars in Talvar
Tabu stars in 'Talvar'

Written by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film stars Irrfan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Tabu in a special appearance. It is slated to release on October 2. A source close to the Talvar project says, "The film's shoot has been wrapped up and received a green signal from the Talwars. It will have a completely different take on the incident with an exciting climax. There is no similarity between the two films."

Meghna Gulzar
Meghna Gulzar

The director says the film's edit is locked. "There is no question of making any changes. We always knew the film we wanted to make and that there were other films being made, announced and even completed before we began filming in June 2014.

When we didn't bother about 'Rahasya' then, why would we do so now? Everyone is proud and happy with the way our film has turned out. Thankfully, two years of research and a year's writing has paid off. Most importantly, this is a fictional dramatisation of an investigation of a real-life case, not a biopic. Hence, there is no question of book rights or any money changing hands," Meghna states.

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