Meghna Gulzar to direct a film based on Aarushi Talwar murder case
Tabu, an old favourite of Gulzar and his daughter, is back in the family’s fold. The heroine who considers the poet-filmmaker her father-figure has starred in his last two directorial ventures, Maachis and Hu-tu-tu. She was also the heroine of his daughter’s directorial debut Filhaal. Now she’s back in Meghna’s new directorial project entitled Talwar.
Talwar also stars Irrfan Khan, with whom Tabu has previously worked in Maqbool, The Namesake and Life Of Pi. Meghna began shooting for her third feature film on Tuesday morning with minimum fanfare. The film is said to be based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case.
Apparently, Meghna’s father has given the film its title, just as he has titled Megha’s two earlier feature films Filhaal and Just Married. Says a source close to the family, “It’s a family tradition. Meghna wants Gulzar saab to select her films’ title.”
The reclusive daughter of the poetic genius wants to keep the project under wraps because of the sensitive nature of the subject. However, Irrfan Khan has confirmed his presence in Meghna’s film.