Bhubaneswar: Odia filmmaker Sridhar Martha has a knack for picking controversial real-life stories as subjects for his movies.
After ‘Patnagarh, 23 February 2018′, which was based on the true incident of the parcel bomb blast in Balangir, Martha on Tuesday announced a movie on the alleged sensational double murder by expelled BJD leader and former MLA Anup Sai in 2016. The former MLA is in judicial custody and has reportedly confessed to the crime.
The filmmaker also released a poster of the upcoming movie, titled ‘Mayabini’, being produced under the banner of Range Royal Cine Lab.
Maratha had made his foray into Odia film industry as a producer with ‘Katha Deli Matha Chuin’ .
THE DOUBLE MURDER
Sai was arrested on February 13 for his alleged involvement in the brutal murder of Kalpana Das and her 14-year-old daughter in May 2016. Their mutilated bodies were found near Sakambari plant on Hamirpur Marg near Raigarh on May 7.
The former MLA had allegedly bludgeoned the woman with whom he was in a live-in relation till 2016 when the latter insisted on marriage and demanded a share in his properties. He then got his driver Burman Toppo to run an SUV over the bodies to conceal their identities and pass it off as a case of accident, police sources said.