Shocking: Did director Leslee Udwin coach Mukesh the rapist for 'India's Daughter'?

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New Delhi, Oct 29: After so much of brouhaha over the documentary 'India's Daughter', now a new revelation has come to fore which may shock everyone.

Documentary filmmaker Anjali Bhushan has filed a criminal complaint against Leslee Udwin in a Delhi court saying that she was the co-producer and co-director of the BBC documentary which Udwin claims to be her work.

BBC doc: Was Mukesh the rapist coached?.
In an exclusive interview to The News Minutes she revealed that Leslee Udwin "coached" Mukesh the rapist.

As per the report, in the interview she said, "Leslee Udwin "coached" Mukesh the rapist. Asking leading questions is one thing, but pushing to get a line said exactly the way you want it is not ethical documentary filmmaking. She did the same with his mother.

She even attempted to get Nirbhaya's parents to mouth the exact lines from the script outline that she was adamant on. I objected to this in private arguments we had and also in front of the rest of the crew, but she said we would take care of it while editing. I was kept out of editing my own film."

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The family of Delhi gangrape victim also took a strong exception to making public of their daughter's name in the BBC documentary and warned of taking legal action in this connection.

"Despite clearly telling them not to make the name and photo of our daughter public, they have gone ahead with it and this is not right.. we will take legal action against this", the father of the victim said.

In the documentary made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, the father has also objected to the derogatory statements by Mukesh, the driver of the bus in which the 23-year-old paramedical student, native of Ballia, was brutally gangraped by six men on December 16, 2012.

"BBC has thrown a challenge to the Indian government and we are confident that they will be given a suitable reply soon", he had said.

He, however, said that they are happy with union home minister Rajnath Singh and the alacrity with which he has responded and urged the central government to also pursue the matter in the Supreme Court so that suitable punishment is given to the convicts at the earliest.

Government and judicial authorities took steps to stop the telecast of the controversial documentary on the gangrape incident even as Parliament erupted in anger over the interview of a convict in the gruesome case.

The Union home ministry had on Wednesday asked BBC not to broadcast the documentary anywhere.

The BBC has said that it has no plans to telecast the documentary in India even though it went ahead and broadcast it in the UK, defying the ban imposed on by the Indian government.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from agencies)

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