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I make films close to my heart: Rakeysh Mehra

No matter what the fate of his projects is, he says he will continue making films that deal with contemporary issues. Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says his films will also remain mostly autobiographical due to their associative connect.

bollywood Updated: Apr 18, 2011 14:07 IST
Robin Bansal

No matter what the fate of his projects is, he says he will continue making films that deal with contemporary issues. Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who was at the HT House recently, says his films will also remain mostly autobiographical due to their associative connect.

“It’s easier for me to tell my own stories… The camera is my pen and the actors are my words,” says the self-confessed reclusive director, who went into a depression after the debacle of his previous project, Delhi-6. The 47-year-old, who struck gold with Rang De Basanti, says the movie managed to strike a chord with the audience because it had a direct story to tell, unlike Delhi-6, which talked about a philosophy.

As of now, Mehra is taking one step at a time, with smaller projects, like his latest production Teen Thay Bhai that released this Friday. Made at a budget of R7.5 crore, the movie, says Mehra, “is a coming together of loved ones, who love to hate each other.”

The director points out that Bollywood needs young blood to turn producers and pool in for a bank of finances and scripts.