Rakesh Omprakash Mehra came to Mumbai with 100 rupees, remembering the days of struggle, the pain of the director

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra On Struggle Days: Whenever there is talk of veteran directors of Hindi cinema, the name of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra will definitely be included in it. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who made superstar Aamir Khan starrer ‘Rang De Basanti’ and Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ during his directorial career, recalls his struggling days . In his book ‘The Stranger in the Mirror’, Rakesh covers the initial difficult phase of his career.

Rakesh Omprakash Mehra had no money in his pocket to go to Mumbai

The story of Bollywood’s famous director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra is no less than the story of a film. In a recent interview given to Aaj Tak, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra has recalled the days of his struggle. Rakesh has told that he was short of money to go to Mumbai. Rakesh has said- ‘With a little money in my pocket and I left Delhi for Maya city Mumbai with thousands of dreams in my eyes. I covered the distance between Delhi and Mumbai with the help of Rajdhani train, but I was afraid that the TT of the train might come and catch me, so I sat near the toilet near the last bogie of the train. At that time the ticket for Rajdhani used to cost Rs 460, but we were going to travel with Rs 100. After all the ups and downs of life, I was able to make my dreams come true.  From this you can guess that even the plight of money could not stop Rakesh Omprakash Mehra from speaking his truth.

Rakesh Omprakash Mehra directed these films

The story of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is very inspiring. This is the reason which you will easily get to see in Rakesh’s films as well. After watching films Rang De Basanti, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Toofan directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, you will get to learn a lot.

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