Sabrina Lal: Mumbai, Jan. 9 (Calcutta Tube) Sabrina Lall loved Rajkumar Gupta “No One killed Jessica,” a film based on the murder of her sister Jessica Lall model. After conducting a lengthy legal battle to save his sister’s killer to book, Sabrina said the film captures Jessica murdered teenager Aarushi and hopes Talwar justice too.
“It was strange … and very moving. We were all deeply relieved by how true to life the film turned out, “Sabrina said after watching a special screening of her in Delhi.
“When we agreed to let them do the movie, and me and the family had been warned of the ‘typical of Bollywood. We were told, “You do not know what you’re getting into. Why did you give the NPC? Now they will simply do what they want. “But watching the film I feel justified. It will be a sort of Jessica immortal,” she said.
Admiring the director of his re-creation of the harrowing time after murdering Jessica in 1999, when Sabrina and his family knocked on the doors of justice, she said: “Rajkumar Gupta replied almost every detail of events after the death of Jessica. Even the conversations in the film are what I experienced. All my cousins were like, ‘My god how the director to know all this? ”.
Gupta received the script approved by Sabrina. “Rajkumar had sat with me for almost a week. We discussed everything about the case. And everything is there now. I progressed, even away from the house where Jessica and I have lived. I have not kept any of his possessions except the photos. Ironically, the film will now be there to remind her all the time. ”
Jessica, a model who also worked as a bartender, was shot April 29, 1999 by Manu Sharma, son of former Union Minister Vinod Sharma, after she refused to serve him a drink during a celebration in the capital. But lack of evidence, Manu and eight other defendants were acquitted by the trial court in February 2006.
In March 2006, the Delhi Police has filed an appeal before the High Court in December and Manu, Vikas Yadav and Amardeep were convicted. In April 2010, the Supreme Court upheld the conviction and life term for Manu.
For 11 years, Sabrina fought for justice for her sister and she admits it’s a good feeling to see everything.
“After the tragedy we were all devastated by pure chance of it, my mother had said:” There must be a reason. Now I feel Jessica did not die for nothing. His death makes people question the legal system as a whole, where the son of a wealthy and influential politician could walk free after a murder … He (Manu Sharma) thought he had fled with her. There was this whole awakening the conscience of the country after Jessica. We suffered. But I think it was not in vain. And now there’s the movie. It does justice to Jessica unexpectedly. ”
While Sabrina is thrilled by the uncanny resemblance to the actress Myra Karn, who plays Jessica, her sister, she does not think Vidya looks like him in any way.
“Vidya is brilliant. But I do not think she was trying to reproduce my personality in any way … we are not similar at all. But the girl playing like Jessica Jessica is so vivid in his … there is a sequence of a candlelight vigil where Myra picture looks so much like Jessica in this picture that we saw her in all the newspapers, “says Sabrina.
Talk about denial of justice, Sabrina hopes teenager Aarushi Talwar, who was assassinated in May 2008, Justice is too. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now seeking to dismiss the case citing lack of evidence.
“That poor girl. How can they just close their case like this? I hope the girl finds justice, just as Jessica did. ”
Jessica Lal Case: Celebrity-hood is often subservient to the assignment, the pride and vanity. But this is not the case with Rani Mukerji. The Bollywood star, despite its success, is cheerful and humble.
“Success is temporary, which is eternal is how you behave in times when you do not feel the need to remember God. Impressionyou leave on others and the perceptions and opinions of the people make you it is what matters most, “says Rani, who was in the capital to promote the recent release No One killed Jessica.
According to Rani, the film is based on a topic of historical significance. “The murder of Jessica Lal (on which the film is based) is a symbolic and tragic incident in Indian history. The case has changed the whole scenario of the order in India. Changed the way justice was imposed “The actress plays a news reporter in the film Meera Gaiety,” The role of Meera had the courage, determination and courage. The role I was asked to be simple and natural. I found interesting and I tried my best to be honest for the role, “she said. Sweeping the controversy surrounding the use of vulgar language and abuse in the film, Rani said it was the necessity of the situation, “The intensity of some situations in the movie called crises of frustration and anger. It’s just how we react to such situations in real life momentarily, situations where there is no time to think or behave accordingly. ”
But it was the language and behavior of his character is supposed to represent the general attitude of journalists? Rani is quick to deny it, “My character does not generalize the behavior of the journalistic fraternity. No searches are for all professions. Rather, it is the representation of the emotion of a young girl who is a journalist. The other journalists in the film did not use foul language even once. This is not to prove anything, but simply to make a real atmosphere. ”
On the other hand, Rani said the film is a tribute to journalists. “The film is an effort to highlight and appreciate the hard work of journalists, particularly women journalists. It (journalism) is a very difficult job. How do journalists put their lives in danger to get to the truth the masses is worthy of praise. ”
“This is not to complain about the cynicism and a thousand faults of society, but to celebrate the spirit of 10 good things,” says director Rajkumar Gupta, talks about his film No one killed Jessica, “which hit theaters this Frday. Gupta, with the Lead Cast of the film, Sabrina Lal, was recently in the capital to attend a press conference at DT Cinemas Saket.
Gupta said that the film is a tribute to the struggle and sacrifices of Sabrina Lal to seek justice for the murder of her sister Jessica Lal. Although much has been said and written about the sensational murder case and justice meted out to perpetrators, the director said he still felt the issue should be addressed on the big screen. “When I started my research on the subject, I felt everything was already there, but little by little as I pass, I discovered facts and aspects related to the case that I felt needed to be told, “he said.
The director adds that even if the film was based on a true story, fictional incidents were added to the film. “It (the film) is not a documentary. Some incidents and artificial situations were added to the sensitivity of the issue.” Building the story for the film, he says, has been a difficult task. “This whole case had many twists and turns, all ends and begins well. It was quite a heavy task and I tried my best to create a balance in terms of writing, performances and all other aspects. ”
Gupta is particularly appreciated the cast and said that the actors gave amazing performances. Vidya Balan leasing, which plays the role of Sabrina Lal in the film, he says, “Vidya (Balan) obtained sensitivity as an actor. A certain amount of vulnerability has been necessary for the character, so Vidya became my obvious choice and it came true to my expectations. “Rani Mukerji, who plays the role of journalist Meera Gaiety ‘, has also done justice to the character,” says Gupta. “Rani had that spark in her. The role of Meera need to be brave and bold, and Rani was perfect for her. Happy and carefree ”
The film’s title, Gupta said: “The film has been titled on a satirical note in reference to a newspaper headline. The whole question was ironic. “The director said the film was inspired by the efforts of Sabrina Lal and his die-hard attitude.” The film speaks to us all. What happened with Sabrina could happen to anyone of us, and how they then responded to the situation where Sabrina is an inspiration for us. ”
Sabrina, who was also present on the occasion said, “We do not need this kind of activism for justice, but unfortunately we live in a society where we must. This does not mean that we should be hindered from the right path. We should always take a stand and fight against injustice. ”