‘Halahal’: Movie Based on the 2013 Vyapam Scam in the Pipeline
A film, produced by Zeishan Quadri, is being made with the backdrop of the Vyapam scam that pertains to college admissions and government recruitments and involves several politicians, businessmen and officials, in Madhya Pradesh.
Imposters were employed to write papers, exam hall seating arrangements were manipulated and forged answer sheets were supplied by bribing officials.
In the coming months, the audience will get to see a film, Halahal, inspired by the scam.
"The concept which was turned into a script by me and my writer Gibran Noorani... they loved it,” he said. The film is being directed by Randeep Jha.
Though it is inspired by true events, he said: "Vyapam is the backdrop... that this happened. The film is about a father (actor Sachin Khedekar) and a cop (actor Barun Sobti). It's a thriller.
"It is more or less a fictional story because we have fictionalised a lot but the backdrop is real," he added about the movie that is currently being shot in Amroha in Uttar Pradesh.
The shooting is expected to be over by end of March.