Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Farhan Akhtar Starrer Is Not A Bio-Pic

 After  Bhaag Milkha Bhaag  the  prolific  Rakeysh Mehra is all set to direct another sports film with Farhan Akhtar, though this  time  it’s  not a bio-pic.

Reveals Rakeysh, “It is a  fictional love story, my  first contemporary love story scripted byAnjum Rajabali.”

While Farhan  plays  the male lead,  the search  for the female lead is on.The female lead  could be  a newcomer  or an established actress.

“I would  never sign any actor,  male or female, for the  star value that it will bring to the project. It’s always  the character first, actor  later,” says  Rakeysh who is all set to  release his  new  directorial venture Mere Pyare  Prime Minister on  8 March.

Rakeysh  describes it  as a  love letter to India’s  downtrodden.  “Do you know,  a majority  of  the rape incidents  happen in rural India while women go out in  the  open to defecate. If we could make  inhouse toilets  available  to women in the  heartland  of India think  how steeply crimes against women would fall.”

 The  filmmaker whose Rang De Basanti and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag would be counted among the  most influential  Hindi films of  contemporary India hopes to continue making films that break the  glass ceiling.

“To me  every  film that I make must have  something to  say that  is  relevant to our society. I cannot make mere entertainers.At least, not the  ones that do not speak to the  audience,” says  Rakeysh. 

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