Meghna Gulzar was maintaining a low-key about her project “Nyoda”, a film on the sensational murder case of Aarushi Talwar. Recent reports suggest that the filmmaker has received a green signal from the parents of the assassinated girl, Dr Nupur and Dr Rajesh Talwar who are now in prison.
“Nyoda” which was initially named “Talwar” is a storyteller about the life of Aarushi Talwar, the girl who’s murder case shook the whole nation. The topic being sensitive, Meghna Gulzar has maintained the secrecy level regarding the same.
Unlike other movies that were in the process of being made, “Nyoda” will narrate the story of the case from the parent’s perspective. An insider stated, “The film actually builds a defence case for the parents. Yes, the murder and the consequent investigation are narrated entirely from the parents’ point of view in Meghna Gulzar‘s film.”
All the research required to pertain Nupur and Rajesh Talwar’s point of view, was apparently provided by the deceased girl’s aunt Vandana Talwar. Vandana Talwar is currently campaigning to prove the parent’s innocence.
Aarushi murder case was one of India’s biggest whodunit. The 14-year-old girl was found murdered in her flat in May, 2008. Media hoax and different speculations about the case made Aarushi a household name. Aarushi’s parents Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been sentenced for life for murdering their daughter. Though, Talwar supporters have put a petition in court saying the couple was framed by the police due to lack of evidence.
Earlier, a film directed by Manish Gupta named “Rahasya” was to be released in 2014. The film is based on the Aarushi murder case as well and was reportedly facing troubles with the release date. According to sources it is to be released this year on January 30. The film stars Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Mita Vashisht and Ashwini Kalsekar in key roles.
In Meghna Gulzar’s “Nyoda”, Konkona Sen Sharma and Sohum Shah play Aarushi‘s parents, Tabu plays Aarushi‘s aunt and Irrfan Khan plays the officer investigating the case.