Shukla’s film on Scarlett Keeling tragedy
The tragedy of British teenager Scarlett Keeling, who was raped and murdered in Goa recently, will be soon on celluloid with Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif expected to play Scarlett in the film. A top star is likely to be roped in to play the male lead.
Director Prabhakar Shukla has begun work on the big budget film that is scheduled for a December release. “My film is going to speak against drug abuse and exploitation prevalent in our society. It will highlight the problem of drugs among youths today, which is spoiling their life, I just want them to learn something from it,” says the director.
Shukla is also set to visit 15-year-old Scarlett’s mother Fiona Mckeown in UK next month to clear her doubts regarding the improper portrayal of her daughter’s life in his forthcoming film. The director says that his aim is to bring out the negative impact of drug abuse on youths’ life and he has no desire to sensationalise the story.
Shukla had earlier made the much controversial film Kahani Gudiya Ki, based on the true story of a young Muslim girl, who was unwittingly the wife of two men.