Director AMR Ramesh’s penchant for helming crime-based films has got yet another interesting subject line; on Gauri Lankesh murder case.
Ramesh, who has plans to direct a biopic on IPS officer D Roopa, has simultaneously started his research on Gauri’s case and will only take the script forward once the police verdict is out,” he says.
Apparently, this film on Gauri, which is in the offing by the director will be close to his heart, for he has known the veteran journalist at close quarters.
“I used to work with director Indrajit Lankesh for his film, Monalisa when I used to meet Gauri almost every day as her office was just above Indrajit’s office. She always appreciated my body of work. It was shocking to see her lying in a pool of blood on that fateful day and I will never accept her killing,” he says.
Along with Gauri’s case, Ramesh will also throw light on Kalburgi Kalburgi, Pansare, Dabholkar murders.
My main focus will be on ‘who killed Gauri’ and will be done with clarity, Ramesh says.
“I don’t want to get down any kind of judgment and will patiently wait for the investigation to be over.”
Ask Ramesh, what interests him to focus on this murder, and he replies, “I will do a film, only if I can relate to the subject, and thus become more important as Gauri was my friend,” he says.