Making Talvar was a painful journey: Vishal Bhardwaj

Taking inspiration from Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon, Bhardwaj set out to examine the nature of the truth in the case, where Aarushi’s parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convicted.

“Some of the things that I found were really amusing, bizarre and disturbing. There was a kind of black humour that was coming out of this tragedy. I am a great fan of Rashomon. I found the best way to write the script in it,” he said after the film’s Indian premiere here last night. “Of course, my feelings would come in the way but we wanted to be fair to everyone. We have added nothing from our side... It was a painful journey and it scares me to think ‘What if I or anyone gets sucked into the system which we have? What will happen then?’” 

Another thing that troubles Bhardwaj is that while everyone talks about the death of Aarushi, people don’t really think much about Hemraj.

Aarushi was found dead in her room of her flat in Noida in 2008. Aarushi’s parents - Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are in Dasna jail in Uttar Pradesh after being convicted for their daughter’s murder.

Irrfan, who plays a character based on CBI officer Arun Kumar, said he met him to prepare for his role. “A murder mystery on a real 
incident sometimes becomes a source of <g data-gr-id="29">sensationalism</g> but this story was so near and so frightening that I got sucked into it. It is an important case and whatever you may think about the verdict, the film gives us a chance to look at our system and how different departments deal with 
a crisis.”

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