MUMBAI : After Bandit Queen, another dacoit saga, The Wounded, based on the life of Seema Parihar, who also plays the lead in the film, will release on 2 March 2007.
Parihar, who at one had 36 charge sheet cases filed against her from five districts in the Chambal, says, “Girls like me are kidnapped and forced to go against the law. I wish to show this reality to the people. Director Krishna Mishra came to meet me in jail and promised to make an authentic film on my terms and conditions. He recorded my story and then gave me a bound script in Hindi. He even fought for over two years on my behalf seeking bail for me.”
Says the director, “After we received the bail order from the Allahabad court, we shot Seema’s first scene in Etawah jail. There are no actors in this film. They are all real characters, who were shot under police observation.”
Parihar, who was rumoured to have terrorised villages in Etawah, Agra, Kanpur, Bhind and Morena in Uttar Pradesh, received threats from her former husband Nirbhay Gujjar when she planned to do the film. Gujjar was later murdered by unknown assailaints. “I have been then receiving threats from other dacoit gangs including the notorious Ram Babu Gadariya gang,” says Parihar.