His film RANG DE BASANTI gave Hindi cinema a new identity. After a gap of few years and riding the wave of high expectations, filmmaker Rakesh Omprakash Mehra's next film was a debacle of sorts at the box-office. Though, a touching story, DILLI 6 failed to repeat the magic of RANG DE BASANTI.
Now, the filmmaker is confused about his next subject. His friend and writer Kamlesh Pandey, who wrote RANG DE BASANTI and DILLI 6 says, "Rakesh Mehra ji is still undecided about his next film subject. Actually, we have many options that also include an animation film. But, now we are looking at a contemporary subject, we want something on the lines of RANG DE BASANTI in terms of its popular appeal. Nothing has been finalized as yet."
Rakesh Mehra, who was also shown the door by Rakesh Roshan after the debacle of his film DILLI 6 is desperately looking for the hit formula that would preserve his label of being one of the most successful filmmakers of bollywood. Let's hope his next film subject does that for him.