Acclaimed director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has decided to postpone his ambitious film ‘Mirzya’ from May 13 to October 7, 2016. The reason for the delay is to get everything right.
“The released teaser is the folklore bit, the perceived images in my head the first time I heard the story. I want the audience to share this larger than life experience. It has to be just right. We have taken the seed of this idea and sowed it in a story set in 2016, not even 2015” Mehra said in a statement that was released to the media.
The statement also added “Inspired by the folk tale of ‘The legend of Mirza-Sahiban’, the film is pegged to be an epic action-romance that plays out in contemporary times. It will have heightened drama and action-packed sequences in the visually rich terrain of Rajasthan, juxtaposed with flashes of the fantastical universe of the folklore set in the bleakness of Ladakh, read a statement from the makers.”
‘Mirzya’ marks the acting debut of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor. The film also stars Saiyami Kher and Anuj Chaudhary.
The story of the film has been written by Oscar winning lyricist Gulzar, the music has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.