Sony to show real life account of crime

MUMBAI: Sony Entertainment Television (Set) is gearing up to launch a new show based on the real life account of criminals.

The non-fiction series, titiled Prayaschit, Gunahon Ke Zakhm, will be aired every Friday at 9 pm, starting 9 September.

Produced by Saregama India, the show is based on real life crime stories recreated and shown through the eyes of the criminal. These are stories of wrong doings, repentance and thereafter their quest for forgiveness and redemption.

The show will feature the real life criminals while the re-enactment will be with actors. The show will be hosted by Tisca Chopra and will feature the stories of characters such as Seema Parihar, the notorious bandit who killed 70 people and abducted over 200 before surrendering to the police in Kanpur in 2003; Laxman Gole who slashed his neighbor with a razor and went on to form one of the dreaded gangs of Kurla; and Samunder Singh who was used by his friends to commit crime of stabbing a Christian Nun, working in their village for the betterment of the adivasis.

Set Senior EVP and business head Sneha Rajani said, “Prayschit is different from all the other shows, it has a unique and innovative concept, wherein we will get to see real stories of crime and criminals who have committed heinous acts and who are now seeking redemption. We have always strived to give our viewers engaging and differentiated viewing content and this is one more step in that direction.”

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