Even as the country is rattling with the sensational murder case of Sheena Bora by her mother Indrani Mukerjea, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has jumped in to claim that he had written a similar story for a film. Bhatt finds it uncanny how what he wrote is unfolding before him, happening “in our backyard”, as he puts it to Mumbai Mirror. The director of some of India’s most known films says he is going ahead with his story idea of a mother-daughter in a complex relationship, with other twists and turns thrown in like bisexuality and deceit. He will roll the film, titled Ab Raat Guzarnewali Hai, soon.
The investigation in the Sheena Bora murder case is still on, with Mumbai Police questioning Indrani Mukerjea, her husband Peter Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna, and Peter’s son from his previous marriage, Rahul Mukerjea. Sheena’s brother Mikhail Bora meanwhile has been speaking to the media about his sister and claims to know the reason why she was murdered. He is confident that his mother Indrani killed his sister Sheena, and fears for his life now. Mikhail was also questioned by the police. (ALSO READ:Was Sheena Bora pregnant? Top 5 theories – why Indrani Mukerjea murdered her daughter)
Now, we wonder if Bhatt is trying to just cash in on the high-profile case for his film. Remember how controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma had visited the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai, in the aftermath of the terrorist attack of 26/11 (November 26) in the city? RGV had then denied he is making a film on the attack. He eventually did make one, titled The Attacks of 26/11. The film flopped.
The fate of RGV’s The Attacks of 26/11 should bring some sense to Mr Bhatt. Or is it that he is waiting for the outcome of the story and then will alter his script? (Photos: Yogen Shah, Hindustan Times and Facebook.)