Bollywood film to be based on Scarlett Keeling
Films based on real life events as we know are fairly common. However the latest real life incident to inspire a film, is still recent and raw for all involved. The murder of 15 year old Scarlett Keeling in Goa is to inspire a Bollywood film, due to begin filming next month.
Scarlett Keeling was raped and murdered on Goa's Anjuna beach earlier this year. She is said to have been under the influence of several drugs at the time. Prabhakar Shukla is to make a Bollywood film about the drug problems plaguing Goa, Rave Party will reportedly include a scene depicting Scarlett's last few minutes alive. Speaking to Reuters the director had this to say:
It will be a Bollywood film with a tinge of reality as I want people to come to the theatres and learn from the film...Everyone should learn and see what is happening to tourists in Goa...The film will speak the truth about the drug nexus in Goa.
Speaking on behalf of Scarlett's mother a lawyer said:
We might object to the film if we find it is being made into a Bollywood thriller and has excessive deviation from facts. Her mother said she would welcome a film if the director sticks to the truth.
Surely this is just an attempt by a film director to make some money and gain some notoriety. I imagine such a film could be made without referencing Scarlett Keeling, or the last moments of her life. And can it really be legal to include such a scene in a film, when an investigation is still ongoing? And how can the truth be stuck to when it's not certain what really happened, and no one has been convicted?