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Gulzar is eternal: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on his Mirzya writer

Penned by Gulzar, Mirzya marks the debut of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan and Tanvi Azmi’s niece Saiyami Kher. It is an epic love story set in Rajasthan and Ladakh.

bollywood Updated: Jun 25, 2016 18:29 IST
Jigar Shah
Penned by Gulzar, Mirzya marks the debut of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan and Tanvi Azmi’s niece Saiyami Kher. It is an epic love story set in Rajasthan and Ladakh.
Penned by Gulzar, Mirzya marks the debut of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan and Tanvi Azmi’s niece Saiyami Kher. It is an epic love story set in Rajasthan and Ladakh. (HT Photo)

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has teamed up with veteran lyricist Gulzar for the first time and together they will be presenting two newcomers in an upcoming romance drama.

Penned by Gulzar, Mirzya marks the debut of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan and Tanvi Azmi’s niece Saiyami Kher. It is an epic love story set in Rajasthan and Ladakh.

If you were wondering how a nearly 81-year-old lyricist could write a love story for youngsters like Harshvardhan and Siyami, we’ve got Mehra addressing just that.

Read: Gulzar on how an 80-year-old Urdu poet stays relevant in Bollywood

Talking about Gulzar, he told us ,”It is all about your thoughts. I have experienced this; it is not about keeping yourself abreast with changing times. He (Gulzar) defines time, he’s the one who writes time for you.”

“I have a special term for his (Gulzar’s) work, which is Gulzariya. There is no past, present and future for Gulzar - he is eternal. I always believe that we don’t grow old but we become a victim of age. A 20-year-old might not be as active as a 70-year-old.”

Read: Over 500 costumes for a sequence in Mirziya

The first trailer of Mirzya is out. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film hits theatres on October 7.

Watch Mirzya trailer here: