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‘Didn’t Get Any Credit’: Journalist Nivedita Jha on Bhumi Pednekar's ‘Bhakshak’

"The Muzaffarpur shelter home case is a real, terrible story. No one wanted to file a petition," Nivedita Jha said.

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English Script: Jaspreet Singh

Bhumi Pednekar-starrer ‘Bhakshak’, streaming on OTT platform Netflix, is reportedly inspired by Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case. In an interview with The Quint, journalist Nivedita Jha, who covered the case closely, said that she wasn’t given “any credit” by the filmmakers.

"The film is rightly named 'Bhakshak'. The Muzaffarpur shelter home case is a real, terrible story. No one wanted to file a petition in this case, I fought a long battle. I filed four petitions. It was not easy," said Jha.

"No credit has been given to me. Nor have the filmmakers said the story was inspired by a real incident. They don't even openly say what inspired them," journalist Nivedita Jha told The Quint.

What was the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case? What role did Nivedita Jha play in breaking the story? What was the TISS report about? What does she feel about the film? Watch the entire interview to find out.

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