BY ANUJ RADIA

The second film in the Talvar franchise is speculated to take the original story forward. Allegedly Titled Talvar 2, the film is expected to focus on a gruesome murder of a child in a Gurugram school.

The Talvar sequel will be produced by Junglee Pictures and Vishal Bhardwaj. Bhardwaj will also direct the second instalment.

Bhardwaj had written the screenplay for the first film.

A leading daily quoted Vishal Bhardwaj saying, “Talvar was about much more than the heinous crime itself, the film held up a mirror to society and exposed several loopholes in the system.”

The first film starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Neeraj Kabi, was based on the story of the 2008 Noida double murder case of a 13-year-old girl named Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old domestic worked Hemraj Banjade. Hemraj was a live-in worker employed by Aarushi’s family.

The two were killed on the night of May 15-16, 2008 at Aarushi’s home under suspicious circumstances. The case became a national interest due to the gruesome condition of the murders and dead leads in catching the suspect.

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the first film had Irrfan Khan in a pivotal role.