After a span of 48 years, a film based on the Nanavati
murder case is being planned.
the real-life story of crime and passion, Cdr. Kawas
Manekshaw Nanavati, on his return from an assignment
one day in 1959, was outraged to find that the British-born
wife he adored had allowed herself to be seduced by
his friend of 15 years, Prem Ahuja.
being talked out of committing suicide by his repentant
wife, a mother of three, he went to the naval base,
picked up a revolver and headed for his friend's house.
There he confronted him and asked if he intended to
marry his wife and accept their children.
Ahuja is reported to have retorted that he could not
marry every woman he slept with. This resulted in
a scuffle between the two men in which Ahuja got killed.
a disclaimer at the outset, the black and white film
Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke produced by Sunil Dutt and
directed by R.K. Nayyar was a re-play of the Nanavati
case. Only, the end was altered to show that the guilt-ridden'
wife (Leela Naidu) feels defiled' for having
slept with another man and dies in her husband's (Sunil
Dutt) arms in the courtroom after he is pronounced
not guilty'. The film was released in 1963.
new film to be produced by Pooja Bhatt's Fisheye Network
and Dino Morea's Clockwork Films, is to be directed
by Soni Razdan. She had earlier directed Nazar that
starred Pakistani actress Meera, Ashmit Patel and