Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has penned the story of "Talvar", an upcoming film based on the Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double-murder case, says he has not taken consent from the Talwars.
"Talvar" is an upcoming mystery thriller directed by Meghna Gulzar that is based on the 2008 Noida double murder case, in which 14-year-old Aarushi and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade, a domestic help employed by her family, were found murdered at home.
After the investigation, Aarushi's parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
When asked if the makers of the film have taken consent from the Talwar family or met them in this regard, Vishal said, "We have not taken the permission."
"Through this film, we have shown the investigations of the police...the CBI did the investigation, followed by a probe by one more CBI team. So there are three versions and we have tried to show that with as much honesty as we could," Vishal said.
"It (the film) is not my version (of the case). With this case, we found bizarre things and each point of view had its own conviction and so we thought of presenting three versions. We have presented a conviction of all three points of view we have not given any judgemental," he added.
Vishal said that through the film, the makers are trying to solve the case. However, the "Haider" director refused to give his personal opinion on who according to his research the possible killers could be.
When asked if the makers are open for any kind of cuts considering the nature of the film, Vishal said, "The film is already censored in U/A and so is the trailer."
The film, which stars Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tabu and Sohum Shah in the lead roles, is slated for release on October 2.