By Hindustan Times
Make way Mumbai, Bollywood has a new leading light. In the last few years, Delhi has moved from being a backdrop — literally and figuratively — to a vibrant canvas on which filmmakers are basing their stories in.
Be it Imtiaz Ali’s recent, Rockstar, Rajkumar Gupta’s No One Killed Jessica (NOKJ) earlier this year, Yashraj’s Band Baaja Baaraat last year, Dibakar Banerjee’s Love Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye (2008), Rakeysh Mehra’s Delhi-6 (2009) and Rang De Basanti (2006)… more films are finding their ethos based in the nation’s capital. The reasons are several: from Delhi-bred filmmakers moving to Mumbai, to Delhi offering a range of culture, language, seasons, locations and infrastructure.
For Ali who spent his salad days in Delhi University’s Hindu College, (Rockstar’s Jordon is a Jat boy from Pitampura also studying