Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has revealed that how celebrity Aamir Khan helped him complete the film, Rang De Basanti. In a newly launched excerpt from Rakeysh’s autobiography, ‘The Stranger within the Mirror’ Toofan director talked about that Aamir demanded to be paid double the quantity, Rs 8 crore, in case the movie was delayed, this, in flip, pushed the director to give you the film earlier than the deadline.
Sharing the attention-grabbing anecdote, Mehra acknowledged, “Aamir is a visionary and understands all the pieces that’s going improper or proper with the inventive course of. Sometimes, robust selections like ‘let’s shoot for 10 extra days’ grew to become simple as a result of Aamir backed the necessity to do it. Also, he had no ego about whose scene it was. If the scene belonged to the opposite boys, he would fortunately keep within the background as a result of the movie’s narrative was the Bible that would not be tampered with. Aamir’s cinematic understanding stays unparalleled in our trade. “
“Without his nod, RDB would have been one other dreamer’s script gathering the mud of apathy and inertia. While signing on the dotted line, Aamir included a clause, which was the explanation I ended up making the film on time within the first place. Here’s an instance: ‘If my price is 4 crore and also you don’t pay me on time, then you definitely’ll should pay me 8 crore for defaulting,’ he had stated. I had by no means even seen 8 crore until then,” he added.
Mehra’s e book, ‘The Stranger within the Mirror’, has been co-written by marketer-author Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta. It depicts the journey of his life from faculty to the movie trade days.
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Interestingly, the e book additionally options first-person accounts of 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.