Director Ketan Mehta’s forthcoming period drama based on the 19th century legendary painter is all set for release. The director, who is upbeat about its release, got candid in an interview with us.
‘I was attracted to him even in the film institute times,’ says the 61 year old film maker who spoke about his inspiration on making ‘Rang Rasiya’.
On being asked about how why he made the movie the director adds
‘I read his story by Ranjit Desai and realised that he had faced charges of obscenity for painting beautiful nudes’. He further said he that his film is a reaction to the intolerance and extremism faced by painters and artistes alike. ‘I am very stubborn if I believe in something strong enough, I will go ahead and do it’,
says Ketan Mehta who has always followed his heart in true sense. The release of ‘Rang Rasiya’ may have drained him financially, emotionally and physically but he is all praises for Deep Sahi, his wife, who also happens to be the producer of the movie.
‘I must be the craziest man Deepa has met in her life’, says the film maker who credits his wife for standing by him throughout the making of this love story of a passionate artist. He further says ‘A story complete with passion, ambition, persistence, lust and tragedy, ‘Rang Rasiya’ is set to be an absolute entertainer’.
The director also said that this movie took a lot to make. He had to borrow money and then got a partner onboard and that’s how ‘Rang Rasiya’ saw the days light. He further adds that this has been his most passionate project till date considering the amount of time and effort that has gone into the making of this movie.
Whether this movie will appeal to the masses or not, only time will tel! As of now all we can do is wish the team luck!
Presented by Jayantilal Gada (Pen), Rang Rasiya is directed by Ketan Mehta, produced by Deepa Sahi and Aanand Mahendroo. It stars Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen and newcomer Triptha Parashar in lead roles. ‘Rang Rasiya’ is set to release on November 7, 2014.