Rakeysh Mehra

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Rakeysh Mehra: 'Could have made my films better'

By HT

New Delhi, May 10 -- He has made some of the most critically-acclaimed films, but filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says that whenever he watches his films he feels that he could have made them better.

"I have no regrets about anything that I have put my name to. Having said that, whenever I watch my films again I always feel that I could have made them better. Even with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, I felt that I could have nurtured it better," says the 50-year-old, who recently won a National Award for his Farhan Akhtar-starrer, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB) (2013). The film, which is produced by Viacom 18, was declared Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.    

When asked about his experience of making BMB, Rakeysh, says, "This film has been a life-changing film for me as a filmmaker. For me the time of partition is not of independence but of suffering of a lot of people. But I still can't claim that it is my best film. I also feel that the technical finesse of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag didn't get its due and I feel heart broken about the same."    

About his next venture, he says, "I am working on a romantic musical, Mirza Sahibaan, and it is my interpretation of the famous tragic love story folklore of Mirza and Sahiba. It stars Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan and Shabana Azmi's niece Saiyami Kher. I am very nervous about the same because I have never expressed my self in the genre of romance. I don't know how I will interpret the emotion of love on screen."

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