Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra urges filmmakers to have an Indian touch in their stories

Rakeysh feels that directors are trying to serve American content in local packaging to the viewers which are not working out too well.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra urges filmmakers to have an Indian touch in their stories Source : Press

Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has always managed to keep an Indian touch in his movies which have always attracted viewers towards his films. The director recently opened up about what filmmakers should focus on these days. Rakeysh feels that directors are trying to serve American content in local packaging to the viewers which are not working out too well. "If we really want the world to see our cinema, we need to tell Indian stories. We need to show real India and not American ideas made in India. My endeavor is to change the western gaze at Indian cinema," he said.

The director feels good that the newer generation of filmmakers is trying to break clichés in cinema by experimentation. He is currently working on his next venture titled 'Mere Pyaare Prime Minister' in which he has tried to raise the topic of open defecation, an issue which has recently been raised by Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'. The film's story has the backdrop of Mumbai slums and the director has tried to depict sanitation problems present in the country. 

The director feels that he is not worried about criticism and is only focused on making a content oriented inspirational story. The director is also happy that people are finally talking about the need of sanitation facilities and how the lack of sanitation facilities is a big problem in the country. Rakeysh has roped in the camera team from Poland and has not compromised on the quality of the project in any way.