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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra presents unique synthesis of old, new in Mirzya

bollywood Updated: Sep 27, 2016 18:14 IST
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Rang De Basanti gave Mehra a solid footing in Bollywood.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming project, Mirzya is a beautiful synthesis of old and new. The ace director is a master when it comes to mixing two worlds and showcasing them in his films seamlessly. He had done it successfully in his earlier films be it his cult film Rang De Basanti or the super hit biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

The director, being true to his audience has shown a part of both in all his content pieces. “Mirzya is folklore, not history; so there is nothing real about it. The coolest thing about folklore is that there are so many versions and interpretations by writers across generations. You’ll feel like you’re watching a Shakespearean drama. It’s not a period film. The stories -one belongs to a different century and the other is set in today’s times -run parallel. The present picks up where the folklore leaves you. Finally, both of them merge, the lines blur and they become one,” said Mehra.

Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and ROMP Pictures, Mirzya, staring Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, releases on October 7.