Rakeysh Mehra undecided on Delhi 6 ending

Published: Feb 17, 2009, 06:41 IST | Amul Sharma & Subhash K Jha |

Delhi-6 director unsure whether to go with happy or sad ending

Delhi-6 director unsure whether to go with happy or sad ending

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra shot alternate endings for his next release Delhi-6. He still isn't sure which one he wants to go with. One of them is a shocker while the other is a happy ending: a rarity in Mehra films.
Spoilt for choice

A source reveals, "One climax in Delhi-6 shows has a sad ending and the other one has a happy ending. Rakeysh is known for unexpected endings.

Rang De Basanti also shocked the audiences after the death of the main heroes of the film, although it was what the script demanded."

Sources from the UTV office say, "It is still not decided yet which ending will Mehra go for but as things stand now he is very inclined on the more shocking ending of the two choices he has."

Delhi-6 at MOMA

Rakeysh Mehra together with leading man Abhishek Bachchan headed for New York on Sunday morning for the Sunday night screening of Delhi-6 at the super-prestigious Museum Of Modern Art.

Speaking in transit from Dubai, "We wanted to finish with this NY screening before having our first screening for cast crew and family. I'm absolutely proud that it's being screened at MOMA. I'm very proud that they chose Delhi-6.

It's not a theatre one can hire for a screening. Their curator saw our film. He sent an email saying it'd be a pleasure to screen  our film at MOMA." No other film from any part of the world ever has premiered at MOMA.
Rakeysh refuses to take credit, "It's not about just Delhi-6. India is doing well all over the world. So our cinema is bound  to benefit from that. Happily for us, Delhi 6 is as Indian as it can get."

But before that on Saturday evening Rakeysh watched the entire release print on his own. Not even the film's lead pair, or the director's wife, Bharati (who edits his  films) were allowed to join Rakeysh.

"Just me in the theatre with my film. I didn't want anyone else  with me. After this, I don't think I'll watch the film again."

Rakeysh liked what he  saw. "I deserved this opportunity to have the entire theatre to myself and watch my baby before it's given over to the world. I wish I had  one more month with Delhi 6. But it has to go out now."

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