‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag breaks the glass ceiling’

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag breaks  the glass ceiling’
Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra believes that the warm reception to his latest film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a sign of evolving tastes of the audiences, which can help storytellers and filmmakers like him to ‘break the glass ceiling’.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which released 12 July, is a biopic on former athlete Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar slips into the Flying Sikh’s shoes to deliver a power-packed performance.

‘It’s a great sign that the audience’s taste is changing and it is evolving. It’s the country which is changing and that is reflecting in our movies today,’ Mehra said here at a press conference held for the success of the film.

‘It’s a happy sign, it gives us more latitude now to break the glass ceiling. This could be a defining moment for all of us, as storytellers, filmmakers, technicians and actors,’ he added.
However, Mehra, who has earlier helmed movies like Rang De Basanti and Delhi-6, says it is important to reach the masses without following a set pattern of films.

‘Reaching out to the masses is important without formalising the whole thing, like following a set pattern. It's very interesting, when I look at it and separate myself as a filmmaker, it’s a healthy trend and we should be happy about it,’ Mehra said.


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