Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Modi Government’s sanitation initiative has become one of the most appealing topics for Bollywood ! Yes ! filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is making his next film ‘Mere Pyare Pradhan Mantri’ with this backdrop.
He revealed this information in the recent Brahmaputra Literary Festival at Guwahati. He mentioned that the film is about an eight-year-old boy, Kanhaiya, who desires to make a toilet for his mother. His other successful projects being Rang de Basanti, Delhi 6, Mirzya and Bhag Milkha Bhag.
HE GOT THE INSPIRATION TO MAKE THIS FLICK WHEN HE VISITED GANDHIGRAM WHILE HE WAS THERE TO PROMOTE HIS BOOK “RANG DE BASANTI: THE SHOOTING SCRIPT”. THE SPECIAL PART IS THAT THE PROFITS FROM THIS PROJECT WILL GO IN THE MAKING OF MORE TOILETS. HE MENTIONED THAT THE FILM WILL BE MADE WITH GRASS ROOT CROWD FUNDING FROM NGOS OR AS PART OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR).
He has done the research on the script for this film from past three years and is now ready to go ahead. In fact, he also advised youth of the northeast India to share their stories make alternate music etc to the world. He is eager and is ready to facilitate or produce them.
Since today the whole world has come together through the Internet and he feels it’s time to share their stories.