Bhakshak True Story: Who is real-life Bansi Sahu shown in the Netflix movie?
Directed by Pulkit, Bhakshak is inspired by real events that shocked the nation in 2018 when at least 30 women including minors were subjected to heinous crimes in a Muzzafarpur Girl's Shelter Home.-
Among the most-awaited movies of the month, Bhakshak was released on Netflix on February 9, 2024. Made under the banner of Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, Bhakshak features Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra, Aditya Srivastava, Sai Tamhankar, and more in the leading roles. Directed by Pulkit, Bhakshak is inspired by real events that shocked the nation in 2018 when at least 30 women including minors were subjected to sexual assault, rape, and torture in a Muzzafarpur Girl's Shelter Home. Therefore, it can be said that Bhakshak is based on a true story but uses fictional names and scenes to showcase the horror that took place with the orphan girls of Bihar. The makers of Bhakshak have smartly played with the names as they have called Muzzafarpur as Munnawarpur in the movie and also changed the name of the characters including the antagonist Bansi Sahu. The character of Bansi Sahu is played by Aditya Srivastava who rose to fame for playing Abhijeet in the TV serial CID. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you have already watched Bhakshak on Netflix and wondering about Bhakshak's True Story or who is real-life Bansi Sahu. Below is everything you need to know about real Bansi Sahu shown in the movie Bhakshak-
Bhakshak True Story
Bhakshak is a true story that uses fictional names to showcase the horrific 2018 Muzzafarpur Shelter Home Case in Bihar. Bhakshak revolves around a small-time journalist from Patna named Vaishali Singh played by Bhumi Pednekar who pursues the Munnawarpur Shelter Home Case to take down the illegal empire of Bansi Sahu and rescue girls from his shelter homes.
Talking about Bhakshak's Real Story, the story came to the fore in 2018. Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case refers to a shelter home that was run under a non-governmental organization called 'Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti' at Muzaffarpur, Bihar, where cases of sexual abuse, rape and torture were reported. As per reports, medical examination had revealed sexual abuse of 34 out of 42 of the girls living at the shelter.
Who is 'real-life' Bansi Sahu?
The real-life Bansi Sahu is Brajesh Thakur. Brajesh Thakur was the founder of Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti NGO which ran the shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur. Real Bansi Sahu i.e. Brajesh Thakur is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted by a Delhi court in 2020. Notably, the Bihar Government had handed over the case to the CBI as well. The sexual abuse of inmates of the Muzzafarpur shelter home came to light on May 26, 2018, after the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) submitted a report to the Bihar government highlighting it.
In 2018, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, audited 110 shelter homes in Bihar, exposing a racket involving sexual abuse of several young girls, including minors. As per reports, TISS flagged 17 shelters as "grave concern," including the Balika Grih in Muzaffarpur, which was run by local politician Brajesh Thakur's NGO Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti.
After the Muzzafarpur Balika Griha's conditions came to the fore, Bihar Police came into action and charged 11 people, including Brajesh Thakur, Dilip Kumar Verma, chairperson of the Muzaffarpur District Child Welfare Committee, Vikas Kumar, a member of the Child Welfare Committee; Ravi Roshan, a child protection officer; and Rosy Rani, assistant director of the child protection unit.
Brajesh Thakur, who was the prime accused in the case, was convicted on multiple grounds of rape, gangrape (Section 376(d), IPC), criminal conspiracy, aggravated sexual assault under Section 6 of the POCSO Act, and offences under the Juvenile Justice Act.