Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's next is about hope and inspiration'
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Mumbai: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra today revealed that his upcoming Bollywood flick, 'Mere Pyaare Prime Minister,' which is based on the story of a mother-son relationship, teaches about hope and taking charge of a situation.
While talking to ANI, the 54-year-old said that it's the story of a single mother, whose eight-year-old son wants to make a toilet for her. "He is really concerned about her and her safety when she goes out to defecate in the middle of the night, every night like lakhs of women do in India [sic]."
"For the solution to this problem, he writes a letter to the Prime Minister of India and comes to Delhi with his two friends to deliver him the letter and get the toilet made. It's a story of hope, inspiration. It's a story about doing something about the situation that is around us and not simply talking about it. It's a story about taking responsibility onto yourself rather than looking at the government for answers every time and pointing a figure at them," he added.
The 'Delhi 6' director stated that the children living in slums are much happier as they go through a lot of difficulties and struggles but their best part is that they don't give up, they are full of hope.
While giving details about movie's lead actress, the ace director said that national award winner Marathi actress Anjali Pathak is absolutely stunning and very talented. She is a very fast growing name in world cinema.
The 'Rang De Basanti' director said, "The mother-son love story is set in the slums of Bombay to be exact in Ghatkopar East in slum colony called Gandhi Nagar, which is a fictitious name for the neighbourhood Amrut Nagar."
Toilet is a very big issue and this is an endless topic of discussion, the 'Mirzya' director concluded.