Actress Tisca Chopra says initially she had turned down "Ankur Arora Murder Case" as it was very tough for her to essay the role of a mother whose child is dead. She cried a lot after signing the film.
Written and produced by Vikram Bhatt and directed by Suhail Tattari, the film is said to be based on a real-life incident where a boy dies on the operation table due to medical negligence.
"I almost said no to 'Ankur Arora Murder Case' because it is such a zone in which no one wants to delve into. No one wants to think about his child's death even in the worst nightmare. So, I almost said no to Vikram and Suhail," said Tisca.
"But Suhail, who is also a good friend, pushed me to do this film. After I said yes to the film, I used to cry at night. I used to be in great pain," the actress told reporters Tuesday at the first look launch of the film.
The 39-year-old added: "As the shoot for the film started, I felt as if it was necessary to tell the story. Somebody's story was being told through me."
"How I managed to do the film? I don't know, but it happened," she added.
Meanwhile, on being asked about the most challenging aspect for her in the role, Tisca said: "The challenging part was that there should be a continuity in your mind throughout that your child is dead and that heaviness should be there everytime, whether you are having a coffee or doing the scene..."
"That thought should be there always and that was the most challenging for me to maintain," she added.