Mumbai, October 26
By Our Bollywood Reporter
Former Jammu beauty queen Anara Gupta, who shot into
the limelight with a porn video that allegedly featured her, is to reprise the
trauma in a Bollywood film named after her.
"Anara is my story - a real
story of a simple girl who got embroiled in a sex scandal that made her a social
outcast. I have faced the brunt of the system beyond limits... It is now my turn
to bring the truth before viewers," she said.
Anara, who recently signed
the self-titled film with producer B R Ishara claimed the biopic would "expose
the brutality and atrocities" faced by her.
She alleged she was
implicated in a false case by police who pressured her to accept involvement in
the pornographic CD.
Focussing on her role in the movie, Anara said that
she had left "that patch" of her life behind and the film would showcase "the
"This is my first feature film and I hope that people would
appreciate my role," told Anara.
Asked whether those allegedly involved
in the case would face flak in her Bollywood debut, she said it "is targetted at
the system and existing loopholes... We are not against any individual officer.
But yes, the movie will focus on incidents of my life in the past
Anara, who won the title of Miss Jammu in 2001, was picked up by
the state police last year for allegedly featuring in a porn movie. She was kept
in custody for nine days but her innocence was proved when the CD sent for
forensic examination to Hyderabad revealed that the girl in the film was not
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court in February said that there was
no case against Anara and termed her a "victim".
Anara has also featured
in a Punjabi music video that was shot in Himachal Pradesh, besides acting in
some television serials.
On her selection, Anara simply said it was her
Co-producers Shanker Bhan and K K Yadav clarified that there is
"nothing vulgar" in the film. "It will not be a C-grade movie at all. Our aim is
to highlight the sufferings of Anara and expose those who attempt to take
advantage of the vulnerable for their selfish ends".
In tune with
Bollywood masala films, the B R Ishara venture slated for an April 2006 release
would feature six songs. The lead actor budget of the film were still to be
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