Sister Abhaya case to make subject of new Bollywood film
Kottayam: One of the most controversial cases in the history, Sister Abhaya murder case, is going to Bollywood. Aditya Joshi and Ajay Chhabria, who are interested in making real incidents into movies, will jointly produce this venture.
The screenplay is prepared based on the autobiography of Jomon Puthenpurackal, titled ‘Abhaya Case Diary’.
Jomon has long been on a legal fight to bring out the truth behind the murder case for the past 25 years. For preparing the script, Aditya Joshi and Ajay Chhabria discussed the case with Jomon.
The movie will include the incidents till date. They have also decided to give Jomon a royalty of Rs 10 lakh as the movie is planned based on his autobiography.
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan will play the role of Jomon Puthenpurackal in the movie. It is expected to be complete within a year. Shooting of the film will be in Kerala.
Sister Abhaya was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Pius Tenth Convent in Kottayam in 1992. The police had closed the case as a suicide, but later controversies surfaced. Three were arrested in 2008 in connection with the case. The CBI special court will consider the case again on November 13.
Jomon Puthenpurackal opined that the move to turn the autobiography into a movie is a natinoanl level recognition for the legal fight for justice. The agreement for this will be signed on October 31, he added.