By Our Bollywood
Reporter Ms Divya
Yet another Factory release hits the marquee this week. My Wife's Murder starring Anil Kapoor,
Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Boman Irani and Nandana Sen seems like an unusual
The film, obviously about a wife's murder, initially had two
endings. The first was called Jaan Bujhke, where Anil Kapoor's character kills
his wife on purpose. The other was called Galti Se, where Kapoor kills his wife
The Telugu version of the film sparked off a controversy, and
Ram Gopal Varma decided to do away with the two Hindi versions.
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The Telugu version did spark off protests. But the difference between
the Telugu and Hindi versions is that in the former, the husband purposely
planned his wife's death. The tagline -- Ever Wished Your Wife Was Dead? -- got
the moralists uptight. The Hindi version is different. Here, the husband
accidently kills the wife.
Say Ramu who had earlier planned to release
two versions of the same story," Galti Se and Jaan Bujhke were like two sides of
a coin. I thought two endings for the same story was an idea that had never been
done before. But finally, we abandoned it. The idea of making this film is to
show the traumatic emotional journey the husband goes through after he kills his
Anil Kapoor is co-producing My Wife's Murder.
first met him to narrate the story, he immediately wanted to produce it. We plan
to produce more films together," says Ramu.
How did Suchitra
Krishnamurthy and Nandana Sen apprer in the film?
"Because they looked
like the characters to me. I met Suchitra through her husband Shekhar Kapur
who's a close friend of mine. She had a strong personality. I remember she had
called me after Daud and said it was a horrible film. That's when I decided I'd
one day take revenge on her by casting her in one of my films," tells
"Nandana Sen was my director Jijy Philip's choice. I think he saw
her in a commercial. He assisted me in Bhoot. He used to work in a television
channel before. He came to interview me, joined me as an assistant and never
went back to his work. One day, I narrated my story idea and he decided to work
on it for three months."
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