The Talwars approached the Bombay High Court against the release of the movie stating that film has been made on the “distorted facts surrounding the gruesome death” of their daughter Aarushi Talwar.
Rahasya, the film directed by Manish Gupta and produced by UVI Films Production Ltd, is heavily inspired from the real life incident that saw two individuals die in the most mysterious circumstances.
The Censor Board, however, upon viewing the content of the movie filed an affidavit confirming that there are no similarities between the movie and the real incident. The movie was also screened to one of the family members of Talwars.
Anushak Davar, an advocate representing the couple made a statement to this effect – “The Censor Board has spoken only about the dissimilarities between the two. But there are over 100 similarities which they have not bothered to put on affidavit. Except for a few scenes in the end of the movie the story is the same as that of the murder incident of Aarushi” he said.
The bench at the High Court has posted the petition for hearing on April 17. The Talwars have expressed concern that this film will ridicule and create an atmosphere against them in public mind.
The sensational murder case of 2008 saw the victim, Aarushi Talwar and the house help Hemraj found murdered at their residence in Noida in Delhi. Upon fact finding and a series of interrogations and evidence look up, Aarushi’s parents were convicted and sentenced to Life Imprisonment. The verdict passed by the Sessions Court of Ghaziabad stands pending with an appeal before the Allahabad High Court.