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Why is Aarushi Talwar murder case a filmmakers fantasy?

Not so long back, in the year 2008, 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar was found dead in her home in New Delhi. The following day, Talwar’s domestic help Hemraj was found murdered on the terrace of the building.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) claimed that Aarushi’s parents – Rajesh and Nupur Talwar who are both doctors were guilty of the murders and that they had enough evidence to preove their statement. The case is currently being heard in the Ghaziabad sessions court, has created nation-wide interest and curiosity and even filmmakers are not far behind ever since the murder case came to light.

Not so long back filmmaker Milan Luthria announced his plans to make a film on Aarushi Talwar case. Manish Gupta’s ‘Rahasya’ is also inspired by the real life incident. So when asked Milan Luthria why filmmakers are so keen on making movies based on this incident? He says, “When investigations are not conducted properly and people do not know how the system works and who to point a finger at, there comes the desire to tell a story. Also, there’s always this grey area that’s intriguing and, as filmmakers, we have always responded to the stimulus around us.”

Gupta adds, “The case gives a classic premise for an Agatha Christie kind of murder mystery, which would keep the audience guessing and hooked. Plus, there’s the emotional quotient of the parents being accused of murdering their only daughter, something that the Indian audience has always felt for.”

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