Due to the coronavirus hampering theatres across the country, Netflix has ramped up both the quality and quantity of its productions of late. On Monday Netflix dropped the trailer for Searching for Sheela. Shakun Batra’s upcoming film is a documentary based in real life.
Batra in a recent statement commented about his excitement about the film’s release. He added saying, “"I have always been very intrigued by Sheela’s extraordinary life and through this documentary we’ve shadowed her as she traveled to India after almost 35 years. This is not an investigative piece, just an observation of a person who has had a questionable past and has always lived life on her own terms."
He further said, "We trace her journey as she grapples with society’s expectations of an ex-convict and attempts to re-brand the public opinion of herself. Searching for Sheela is a documentary that tries to get a closer look at one of the most sensationalized personalities in India..."
Sheela was involved in the'1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack' which was later documented in Wild Wild Country. In 1986, she pleaded guilty, and has since been living in Switzerland.