March 5, 2014 3:17:42 am
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Tuesday informed the Bombay High Court that the film Rahasya, allegedly based on Aarushi murder case, is in fact, a “fictitious suspense thriller”.
Aarushi’s parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of their daughter and domestic help Hemraj, had taken exception to the film’s release. They had claimed that the film would affect the proceedings of their appeal against conviction before the Allahabad HC.
The couple had also challenged the U/A certification granted to the film by the CBFC and sought a stay on the release of the film. Sheetal Tandel, assistant regional officer, CBFC, in her affidavit submitted to the court, stated that characters are very different.
The affidavit stated that the film is set in Mumbai and the parents of the murdered girl are orthopedic doctors. Moreover, the film is about the murder of an 18-year-old college student Ayesha Mahajan who is very different from Aarushi, even in appearance.
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