Hate Story 4 Actress Ihana Dhillon To Play A Rape Victim In Her Next; Says, 'Story Inspired By Aruna Shanbaug Case'- EXCLUSIVE

Ihana Dhillon, who made her debut with Hate Story 4 co-starring Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi and Vivan Bhatena, is now set to explore the digital medium with a web series where she will play a role of a rape victim

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Hate Story 4 Actress Ihana Dhillon To Play A Rape Victim In Her Next; Says, 'Story Inspired By Aruna Shanbaug Case'- EXCLUSIVE
Ihana Dhillon made quite a buzz with her raunchy debut in Hate Story 4 and now the actress is all set to venture into the digital world. That’s right! The actress, who has also done a number of Punjabi films, will be seen playing a rape victim in Ullu App’s upcoming web series, Kasak. Ihana will portray the role of a nurse who gets brutally raped and spends the rest of her life in a semi-comatose state.

The story of the web series is quite similar that of Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug’s- an Indian nurse who was at the centre of attention in a court case on euthanasia after spending 42 years in a vegetative state as a result of sexual assault by a ward boy named Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki.  Aruna was raped in 1973, and died of pneumonia on May 18, 2015.

We got in touch with Ihana to know if she is portraying the role of Aruna Shanbaug in Kasak. While elaborating on her role, the actress said, "I am playing Sheetal, who is a nurse by profession. Her life takes a tragic turn after she is raped in the hospital where she works in. She then spends the next four decades in a vegetative state after surviving a brutal sexual assault."

When asked about the resemblance in the storyline to that of Aruna Shanbaug’s case, Ihana said, "No. Kasak is a fictional story and has nothing to do with Aruna. But yes, we can say it's inspired from the tragic incident.”

Ihana further explained how she was moved after hearing the story and immediately said yes, "I empathize with Sheetal’s life circumstances. As a nurse, she was a caregiver to her patients yet she had to suffer immensely through such diabolical actions. It's a devastating story about a rape survivor, which needs to be shown to people to spread the message that rape is horrendous and unconscionable crime.”

Kasak is produced by Ullu App's CEO Vibhu Agarwal, co-produced by Dreamzz Images Studio and directed by Deepak Pandey. 

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