Mahima’s role in Dark Chocolate is inspired by Indrani Mukerjea

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2016 17:21 IST
Dark Chocolate is based on the Sheena Bora murder case.

Mahima Chaudhry, who is all geared up for her forthcoming bilingual film Dark Chocolate, says that her character in the movie is inspired by Indrani Mukerjea.

In August, Mumbai police had arrested Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamwar Rai for the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.

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Mahima says that the film is based on this real story. “Dark Chocolate is based on the Sheena Bora murder and I play Sheena’s mother,” said Mahima at the film’s trailer launch.

“This is my first Bengali film and a very exciting moment for me” she added.

The actor also says that she didn’t get time to prepare for the role. “When I was offered this role, I thought this is very different. I wanted two-three months for preparation but my director insisted that we kick off shooting in two-three days. As the case was just unfolding and my director wanted to finish the film, we completed the movie within a month,” she said.

Dark Chocolate is directed by Agnidev Chatterjee.

Director Agnidev Chatterjee said that the case was quite intriguing. “I thought that a mother could never kill her daughter. There must be something more to the whole case. I have known most of people involved in the case. Suddenly something like this has happened. So, I am saying something about the case through my film,” he explained.

The film has been produced by Pradip Churiwal and also features Riya Sen, Mumtaz Sorcar and Rajesh Sharma.

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