MUMBAI, India — The topic of assisted suicide is an old one for Hollywood, with Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby being one of the latest examples.
But not for Bollywood — as the prolific Indian movie industry is dubbed. That has changed with the release of Guzaarish, a big-budget romance that combines the song-and-dance elements typical of Bollywood with the not-so-typical theme of “mercy killing.”
The film sparked controversy even before its release last month, as novelist Dayanand Raajan claimed the plot was lifted from his unpublished novel.
As well, Delhi lawyer Aditya Dewan sought a court order forcing producer Ronnie Screwvalla to add a disclaimer to the film acknowledging...READ MORE