"a docu-series that will peel back layers of this scandalous case."
Netflix’s upcoming documentary The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth will delve into the Sheena Bora case, which sent shockwaves across India.
Co-directed by Shaana Levy and Uraaz Bahl, the series will also put a spotlight on dysfunctional family dynamics and complex motivations.
The case involved Sheena Bora, who worked for Mumbai Metro One.
On April 24, 2012, she went missing.
While Sheena’s disappearance was concerning, it was not until August 2015 that the situation took a sinister turn.
Her mother, INX Media CEO Indrani Mukerjea, was arrested for allegedly murdering Sheena.
Indrani’s ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna was arrested in Kolkata on suspicion of kidnapping and murder.
Indrani’s then-husband Peter Mukerjea and her driver Shyamvar Pinturam Rai were also arrested.
Mumbai Police alleged that Sheena was strangled to death before her body was stuffed into a bag, doused in petrol and set alight.
The alleged murder came to light after Shyamvar was arrested in an unrelated case.
Peter was arrested in November on murder charges. He was also accused of siphoning company funds into a bank account in Sheena Bora’s name in Singapore.
Peter spent more than four years in prison before being released on bail in 2020.
In May 2022, Indrani was granted bail by the Supreme Court.
The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth delves into the case and will feature Indrani, her children Vidhie Mukerjea and Mikhail Bora, along with veteran journalists such as Rajdeep Sardesai.
According to Netflix: “The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth, a docu-series that will peel back layers of this scandalous case.
“The dramatic and fast-paced documentary with jaw-dropping twists, explores sensational family secrets, complicated relationships, buried connections and the possibility of millions of dollars at stake.”
Both Sanjeev and Shyamvar allegedly confessed to the offences they were charged with.
As for Indrani Mukerjea, she believes her daughter is still alive and is living in the United States.
Although her claim sounds far-fetched, it actually holds some weight because on the day of Sheena’s disappearance, she “sent in her written resignation”.
That same day, Sheena sent a breakup text to her stepbrother and boyfriend Rahul Mukerjea.
According to Indrani, Sheena went to the United States for higher studies, therefore, a missing persons’ report was never filed.
On Rahul’s insistence, Mumbai Police went to Indrani’s Worli residence where they were informed that Indrani was currently abroad.
When Indrani returned, she went to the Worli police station and told officers that Rahul had been attempting to stalk Sheena.
This, she asserted, was the reason Sheena had relocated to the United States without notifying him.
The Indrani Mukerjea Story: Buried Truth will premiere on Netflix on February 23, 2024.
The upcoming documentary follows in the footsteps of Netflix’s Curry and Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph Case.
It looked into the shocking story of Jolly Joseph, a woman from a small Kerala village who was accused of murdering six family members over 14 years.
Through interviews and investigative reporting, the documentary explored Joseph’s alleged motives and actions, unravelling a chilling tale of deceit and betrayal.