'Bhaag...' success defining moment for Indian filmmakers: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra believes that the warm reception to his latest film "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" is a sign of evolving tastes of the audiences, which can help storytellers and filmmakers like him to "break the glass ceiling"
"Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", which released July 12, is a biopic on former athlete Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar slips into the Flying Sikh's shoes to deliver a power-packed performance.
"It's a great sign that the audience's taste is changing and it is evolving. It's the country which is changing and that is reflecting in our movies today," Mehra said here at a press conference held for the success of the film.
"It's a happy sign, it gives us more latitude now to break the glass ceiling. This could be a defining moment for all of us, as storytellers, filmmakers, technicians and actors," he added.
However, Mehra, who has earlier helmed movies like "Rang De Basanti" and "Delhi-6", says it is important to reach the masses without following a set pattern of films.
"Reaching out to the masses is important without formalising the whole thing, like following a set pattern. It's very interesting, when I look at it and separate myself as a filmmaker, it's a healthy trend and we should be happy about it," Mehra said.