‘Rang De Basanti’ deserved to be a book: Rakeysh Mehra

RDB_book20140815Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who has brought out a book about his personal journey while making Rang De Basanti eight years after its release, feels the national impact of the cult film compelled him to write about it.

The book, titled Rang De Basanti: The Shooting Script, is penned down by the director, writer Kamlesh Pandey and screenplay writer Rensil D’Silva.
RDB is not just a film, it has become a movement. It deserved to be a book in my opinion. It has stirred debates and its impact can be seen even today. The film belongs to the nation and I feel the youth should know how we started with it,” Mehra told PTI at the launch of the book here.

Rang De Basanti released in 2006, starred Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan and R Madhavan in lead roles. The movie became a runaway hit and also won critical acclaim.

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