Pulkit, who has directed Maroon and the web-series Bose: Dead/Alive, will helm the project.
Shah Rukh Khan to produce film based on Muzaffarpur shelter home case
Mumbai - 17 Mar 2020 17:46 IST
Updated : 18:35 IST
After presenting Kaamyaab, Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment will now be producing a film inspired by the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Case of 2018. Pulkit, who had directed the movie Maroon (2016) and Bose: Dead/Alive, a web-series based on the life of Subhash Chandra Bose, will be heading this project.
“As a producer, Shah Rukh Khan is bringing those stories to the fore, which may not be too high on scale and production, but deserve to be told, taken places,” said an official statement by Khan’s publicists.
Cases of mass rape, sexual abuse and torture took place in a shelter run by a non-government organization called Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti in Muzaffarpur, Bihar in 2018. The incidents came to light when the Tata Institute of Social Sciences carried out an audit on shelter homes across the state.
“The girls were rescued and shifted to Madhubani, Patna and Mokama, which forms the crux of the film's story. Pulkit, who has also written the script, started working on the story right after the case came to light. He has done extensive research for the film, which will have a journalist as its protagonist. Talks for the finalisation of the cast are already underway,” added a statement from the publicist.
Pulkit is a cancer survivor and this will be his first project post recovery.