U.S. Director To Release Film Depicting 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots in India

December 11, 2004

Source: Khaleej Times

Wire Service: AFP


On December 11, 2004 Agence France-Presse reported, "US-based Shonali Bose is set to release a film next month depicting anti-Sikh riots that hit India following the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984, after accepting cuts demanded by Indian censors. She told AFP that 'Amu', based on her novel of the same name has been shot in English and cleared for release in India by the Central Board of Film Certification. 'Amu' tells the story of an orphan named Kaju, adopted and brought up in Los Angeles by American parents, who returns to India to discover her roots and finds that her real parents were killed during the anti-Sikh riots."