The makers of Mere Pyaare Prime Minister held a special screening for the B-town celebrities at a popular theatre in Juhu, Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah
In picture: Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra with Kunal Kapoor.
Ahead of the release of his next, Mere Pyare Prime Minister, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has shed light on the exhausting, yet enriching journey of the film.
Pictured: Shabana Azmi attended the special screening of the movie.
The story revolves around a young boy's emotional plea to the Prime Minister of India, raising the issue of open defecation. Kanhu lives in the slums of Mumbai, and his life takes a serious turn after his mother gets raped due to the lack of sanitation facilities.
Pictured: Diana Penty opted for a white Indian attire for the screening held in Juhu.
About highlighting two social issues in the film, the director said, "There's no progress as far as tackling social issues are concerned, mainly because we tend to think that it would never happen to us."
Pictured: Anjali Patil with director Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra.
"You will be able to relate to it only when you put yourself in the victim's shoes. This is why we have been asking the question, 'Agar aapki maa ke sath aisa hota, toh aapko kaisa lagta?'" the director continued.
Pictured: Anjali Patil was all smiles when snapped at the screening. The actress looked pretty in a checkered brown saree.
Rakyesh also added, "We all know it (the problems) and see it, but only a few take steps towards changing it. So, when a young boy from the slums makes an attempt to reach the Prime Minister after his mother is attacked, the viewer tries to connect with him emotionally."
Pictured: Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra with Vishal Bhardwaj.
The film was shot in real locations, and during the shoot, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra got a first-person account of the difficulties slum-dwellers face, especially when it comes to sanitation.
Pictured: Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh also attended the special screening of Mere Pyaare Prime Minister
Mirzaya fame Saiyami Kher opted for a striped pink skater dress, paired with white sneakers for the outing.
Arjan Bajwa also attended the special screening of Mere Pyaare Prime Minister held at a popular theatre in Juhu, Mumbai.
Deepak Dobriyal opted for a checkered shirt, paired with basic blue denim and a cap during the special screening of the film.
Parvin Dosanjh also attended the special screening of Mere Pyaare Prime Minister held in Juhu, Mumbai.
The movie stars Anjali Patil, Makarand Deshpande, Rasika Agashe, Sanjay Manjrekar, Niteesh Wadhwa, OM Kanojiya and Nachiket Purnapatre in pivotal roles. Dr. Jayantilal Gada (Pen) and PVR Cinemas present Mere Pyare Prime Minister releases on March 15.
Pictured: Shreyas Talpade with wife Deepti.
Kunal Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Saiyami Kher, Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra, Anjali Patil, Arjan Bajwa, Diana Penty, Deepak Dobiryal, Parveen Dosanjh, Shreyas Talpade, Deepti Talpade, Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh attended the special screening of Mere Pyaare Prime Minister in Juhu, Mumbai. See pictures
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