Based on sanitation issues in Mumbai slums ‘Mere Pyarey Prime Minister’, is Rakeysh Mehra’s next directorial after Mirzya.
By BollywoodMDB Team - November 20, 2017
Known for making offbeat movies, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is coming up with his new film, titled, ‘Mere Pyarey Prime Minister’. Mehra released the poster of ‘Mere Pyarey Prime Minister: Meri Arzi Sunlo Zara’ on Twitter, where we can see Anjali Patil and her kid standing against a wall which has a sketch of toilet drawn over it. The pic clearly indicates that there’s a lack of toilet and it’s an indirect application to the Prime Minister of India to build toilets in the area. Mehra tweeted the pic with a caption that read, “#MereyPyareyPrimeminister- here is the first poster on #Worldtoiletday2017 -@PMOIndia - meri arzi aapki marzi”
Rakeysh earlier had said in an interview about the film, “The subject has been simmering on a slow fire for three years. I’m a Delhi boy and all my films– Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Mirzya—were all set in the North. But I’ve been living in Mumbai since 1988 and seen it transform into a world city. The buildings are taller now but there are still slums around them that have always intrigued me and made me follow the path of Salaam Bombay, Slumdog Millionaire and other stories which have grown out of them.”
Rakeysh further said that his film is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideologies, “When it comes to cinema, it is entertainment first as that’s what brings the people in. The purpose has to be built into the cinema, along with the entertainment. My next film ‘Mere Pyarey Prime Minister’ is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. Shot in Mumbai, our set is called Gandhinagar. Few people know that Mahatma Gandhi was a warrior on sanitation issues.”
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