Madhureeta Anand

Ramesh Lalwani via Getty Images

How Being In A Room With Nirbhaya's Rapists Changed Me

I witnessed one of the trials of the accused men live while preparing for Kajarya, Madhureeta Anand's film on female infanticide. I was standing in a room merely 15 feet away from the accused in 2013, right before I started shooting. I play a reporter in the film and as part of my research for the role I was trailing an actual journalist. Little did I know that I would find myself in a room with men who had enraged an entire nation.