Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s debut book features Farhan Akhtar: “Rakeysh takes his work seriously but himself lightly”


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One of India’s most loved and honored filmmakers, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has recently launched his debut book, ‘The Stranger in the Mirror’. He has given not just his latest film but also a previous blockbuster film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag with actor, Farhan Akhtar.

The producer-director took to his social media to share a glimpse of the narration by Farhan Akhtar in his memoir. This special piece read, “Rakeysh takes his work seriously but himself lightly,” while the song, Maston Ka Jhund from the duo’s extremely successful biopic, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag played in the back.

Rakeysh captioned the post saying, “From Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to Toofaan, Farhan and I have come a long way!”

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What makes Mehra’s book truly unique is its many narrators. It is this multi-dimensional, multi-character narration that will enable readers to truly understand what it means to be as unselfish as Mehra, a man who gleefully steps back and lets the experts do their job. One such narrator is Farhan Akhtar, with who Mehra has worked as a director for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and his latest release, Toofaan.

The book’s cover was unveiled by Sonam Kapoor and has been co-authored by Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta as this multi-narration memoir, features first person accounts of some of the most prolific names of Indian cinema and the advertising world– Waheeda Rahman, AR Rahman, Manoj Bajpayee, Abhishek Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Ronnie Screwvala, Atul Kulkarni, R. Madhavan, Divya Dutta and Prahlad Kakar.

The forward of the book has been penned by A.R. Rahman with whom the director has collaborated in two films ‘Rang De Basnati’ and ‘Delhi 6’. The afterword of the book has been given by Aamir Khan with whom he worked in superhit film ‘Rang De Basanti’.

The book contains of, QR codes which provide for an enhanced reader experience. Readers can scan the codes (from any QR code scanner), which will lead to a particular scene or song from the incident that is being talked about.

The book is now available on the stands. Go grab your copy to gather a perspective of Indian cinema’s prolific filmmaker, with stories you have never heard about!

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