New Delhi: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming project, ‘Mirzya’ is a beautiful synthesis of old and new.
The ace director is a master when it comes to mixing two worlds and showcasing them in his films seamlessly.
He had done it successfully in his earlier films be it his cult film ‘Rang de Basanti’ or the super hit biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,’ Rakeysh Mehra.
The folklore and the contemporary parts of ‘Mirzya’ are made to look stunning and at the same time very real.
The director, being true to his audience has shown a part of both in all his content pieces.
On the same, the director said, “Mirzya is folklore, not history; so there is nothing real about it. The coolest thing about folklore is that there are so many versions and interpretations by writers across generations. You’ll feel like you’re watching a Shakespearean drama. It’s not a period film. The stories -one belongs to a different century and the other is set in today’s times -run parallel. The present picks up where the folklore leaves you. Finally, both of them merge, the lines blur and they become one.”
Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and ROMP Pictures, ‘Mirzya,’ staring Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher, releases on October 7.