Buzz is that the 24 actor will be seen playing the role of a mother yet again in Manish Gupta’s film based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case
Actor Tisca Chopra, who is currently seen as aggrieved mother in thriller television show 24 will be seen essaying the role of Dr Nupur Talwar- mother of Aarushi- in Hindi feature film Rahasya. It is produced by Monica Vimal Maluka under the banner of UVI Film productions and directed by Manish Gupta. In the film based on the infamous Aarushi murder case, Ashish Vidyarthi will be seen playing the role of Dr. Rajesh Talwar.
Manish Gupta talks about Rahasya, says, “The film explores the plight of a couple who have not only lost their only child but who also have to bear the trauma of the father being accused of killing their own daughter. The narrative has been presented in the form of a classic Agatha Christie whodunit told from the point of view of real-life police investigator – Sunil Paraskar – played by actor Kay Kay Menon.”
Initially, the director Manish Gupta had approached Tisca Chopra to play the role of Dr Rajesh Talwar’s neighbour who was allegedly having an affair with Dr Rajesh Talwar. But Tisca insisted on playing the role of Dr. Nupur Talwar because she found it a challenge to portray the role of a bereaved mother who also had to bear the trauma of her husband being accused of being the murderer. “And I am happy to have cast her. She is a fantastic actor and has done complete justice to the character,” says Manish who has opted for strong performers for his film. Tisca says, “It is very challenging to get into the psyche of a person in such a situation. I had to work hard to get under the skin of my character.”
In the film Dr Sachin Mahajan stands accused of having murdered his own daughter – the eighteen-year old Ayesha Mahajan. While all the evidence irrefutably implicates Dr Sachin, CBI investigator Sunil Paraskar uncovers a web of adultery and family secrets that suggest otherwise.
Star cast of the film includes Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mita Vashishta, Ashwini Kalsekar, Sakshi Sem, Manoj Maurya and Vinit Kakar. Rahasya is currently in the post-production phase.