- Rakesh Mehra said, "We need to tell Indian stories"
- His upcoming film is Mere Pyaare Prime Minister
- He said, "Filmmakers shouldn't focus on American ideas"
Mr Mehra believes Indian filmmakers should explore stories that focus on real India rather than presenting foreign ideas. He said, "If we really want the world to see our cinema, we need to tell Indian stories." He also told that it was the Indian connect in his stories that made them popular with the audiences abroad, reports PTI.
The director, however, is happy that the new generation in the industry is made of people from all strata of the society and they are keen to go beyond the cliches. He said, "Thankfully, we are discovering stories out of the so called cliched 'running around the trees' or a Switzerland visual. There are millions of stories to be told. Stories coming from the soil will have a social connect," reports PTI.
Mere Pyaare Prime Minister, which has been shot mainly in Ghatkopar, does not have any big star but that has not affected the production quality of the movie, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra told PTI.
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra's last directed film was Mirzyaand his 2013's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, starring Farhan Akhtar, won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film.
(With PTI Inputs)