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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya delayed, to release on October 7

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s new film starring Harshavardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher will release only in October, 2016. The director wants wall the nuances right.

bollywood Updated: Mar 15, 2016 11:08 IST
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Mirzya introduces Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary.(KapoorHarshvardhan/Facebook | SaiyamiKher/Facebook)

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ambitious tragic love saga Mirzya will hit the screens only in October 2016. The Rang de Basanti director has decided to shift the date of release of his film from May 13 to October 7. Rakeysh wants to get the nuances of the period drama spot on. He says the outcome has to be “just right”.

“The released teaser is the folklore bit, the perceived images in my head the first time I heard the story. I want the audience to share this larger than life experience. It has to be just right. We have taken the seed of this idea and sowed it in a story set in 2016, not even 2015,” Mehra said in a statement.

Watch the logo to Mirzya here:

Mirzya introduces Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, along with Anuj Chaudhary.

Read: Mirza Sahibaan is set in contemporary times, says Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Produced by CINESTAAN Film Company and ROMP Pictures, the film is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Its story has been written by poet and lyricist Gulzar, with music created and crafted by the musical trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Read: Mirza Sahibaan will be my fastest-ever film, says Rakeysh Mehra

Polish director of photography Pawel Dyllus has shot the movie, which has been edited by PS Bharathi Mehra.

Inspired by the folk tale of The legend of Mirza-Sahiban, the film is pegged to be an epic action-romance that plays out in contemporary times. It will have heightened drama and action-packed sequences in the visually rich terrain of Rajasthan, juxtaposed with flashes of the fantastical universe of the folklore set in the bleakness of Ladakh, read a statement from the makers.

First Published: Mar 15, 2016 11:06 IST