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Trailer of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' releases

The trailer of the film starring Om Kanojiya, Anjali Patil and others was recently launched at an event in Mumbai, where the director shared his thoughts about the subject, experience and many other subjects.

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The trailer of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's next film 'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' was recently launched at an event in Mumbai. Joining him were the stars of the film Om Kanojiya, Anjali Patil and others.

The story focuses on an 8-year-old Kanhu who lives a happy life in a slum of Mumbai. But one unfortunate incident which happens with his mother changes his perspective towards such a life. He wishes to find solutions for the same and so he writes a letter to the Prime Minister, with a hope to meet him.

Talking about the same, Rakeysh said, "I got this idea on one fine day while returning from a night shoot schedule of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. I came across an incident which shook me and it was related to the difficulties people, especially women, from the slums, face related to defecation. Having said this, this is not a toilet film. When I came to Bombay, there was one slum - Dharavi - which we took pride in, due to the exports and possibilities. Today 30 years later, there are more than 100 slums, and the question of women safety has increased. It is impossible to step out for women, and a story had to be told. So I weaved a story about this girl names Sargam and her son Kanhu, who gathers the courage to knock the door of the PM to ensure her mother's life is safe. The story focuses on many aspects, where Kanhu and her friends show many instances of innocence and courage."

The film has been shot in many real locations both in Mumbai and Delhi. Adding to this thought, he said, "The film has been shot on real locations only. We did not use any set, event to create interiors. The film has been shot in slums and the actors supported very well, but it was quite challenging for them on a regular basis. But besides all the trouble, we realised that people in slums live like one big family, and I learned a lot from there. They come together and help each other always. It was wonderful to work in such places."

On being asked about why Anjali chose to work with this subject, she said, "Choices for my films are made consciously and unconsciously about the subject, and this one is interesting. But I have always make sure that I spend my day very well at work because I'm spending an entire day with my people on the set. So it has to be good" 

Produced by Pen movies and PVR Cinemas, the film is Written by Manoj Marita, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, and Hussain Dalal, and is slated to release on March 15, 2019.

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