The Bombay High Court on Thursday refused to grant a stay on the release of a film based on the Sheena Bora murder case. The Bengali film Dark Chocolate has not yet been certified by the Central Bureau of Film Certification. The bench comprising Justices SC Dharmadhikari and GS Kulkarni disposed of the plea and said the petitioners could move the court if the CBFC later certified the film. The plea was filed by co-accused in the case Peter Mukerjea, and his sister Shangom Das Gupta, The Indian Express reported. The petition sought a stay on the movie’s release saying that it would compromise Mukerjea’s chances of a fair trial in the case.

The movie is directed by Kolkata-based Agnidev Chaterjee and stars Mahima Chaudhry as Indrani Mukerjea and Riya Sen as Sheena Bora. A dna report said the film is a fictional adaptation of Sheena Bora’s murder and the people it involves. Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani (both pictured above) are among those accused of Sheena Bora’s murder. The other two accused in the case are Indrani Mukerjea's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai.

Sheena Bora was allegedly strangled in a car in April 2012 before her body was burnt and dumped in a forest in Maharashtra’s Raigad district. However, the case came to light only late last year when her body was found.