Hyderabad: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma released the first look film poster of his latest project, DISHA ENCOUNTER, on Twitter, which is said to be based on the brutal gang-rape and murder of a 26-year-old year old veterinarian ‘Disha’ from Shamshabad in November 2019.
“ Here is the 1st look film poster of DISHA ENCOUNTER made on the brutal
gang-rape, killing and burning of a young woman in Hyderabad on NOVEMBER 26th 2019 ..Teaser release SEPTEMBER 26th ..Film release NOVEMBER 26 th 2020 @anuragkancharla
@Karuna_Natti #DishaEncounter “ ” Varma tweeted.
He also announced the teaser release on September 26 and the movie release on November 26 2020, the same day when the incident was reported in 2019. “Disha gang-rape which happened on November 26, 2019, aroused such anger throughout India that the government not only changed the rape laws but also for the first time in the world, created DISHA police stations named after a victim ..DISHA ENCOUNTER film releasing NOVEMBER 26 th 2020” he wrote.
He also tweeted, “PREY and the HUNTERS #DishaEncounter Film releasing NOVEMBER 26 th 2020” as he shared another look of the movie.
The incident occurred when a group of four youngsters trapped the veterinarian who was returning home after visiting a skin clinic, by offering to help her repair her scooter. They later dragged her into an open plot abutting the Shamshabad toll plaza on the national highway, forced her to consume alcohol, raped and killed her. They later dumped her body in their truck, drove till Chatanpally near Shadnagar, around 30 km from Shamshabad and set her body on fire under a culvert. Two days later, they were arrested. While in the police custody, when they were brought to Chatanpally for crime scene reconstruction, they reportedly attacked a police party and snatched their weapons. As they opened fire on the police party, an exchange of fire took place, resulting in the death of all the four accused.
After this incident, Varma met the wife of one of the accused and had then announced the making of a movie on the incident.