Balaji not to stop telecasting Aarushi-inspired soapJune 10th, 2008 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Balaji Telefilms has said it will not step back from depicting an “inspired” version of the Aarushi Talwar murder case on their daily soap “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki”. “Neither has Balaji nor has Star Plus received any notice to stop the track. And no we are not changing it,” Nivedita Basu, creative head, Balaji Telefilms told IANS on phone from Mumbai.
Basu was speaking on behalf of the company’s head honcho Ekta Kapoor.
In an “unexpected” turn of events, Nupur Talwar, the mother of 14-year-old Aarushi who was murdered in Noida May 15 night, appealed to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Monday to stop the production house from using the family tragedy “to earn TRPs (television rating points)”.
“We have lost our child and now they (Balaji Telefilms) are planning to show her life on television. It would affect the case. How can they earn from our tragedy?” Nupur, also a dentist, said when she came to meet the commission members.
Aarushi’s father Rajesh Talwar, a prominent dentist, has been arrested as a suspect in the twin murder.