Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra hopes he can do justice to romance in his upcoming film <g data-gr-id="20">Mirziya</g>, a modern-day adaptation of Mirza-<g data-gr-id="21">Saahiban</g> legend. It is for the first time that the director is attempting a romantic story as most of his films be it Rang De Basanti, Delhi 6 or Bhaag Milkha Bhaag have socio-political issues or backdrop. <g data-gr-id="25">Mirziya</g> is inspired by the love tale of Sahiban and Mirza and is described as
a contemporary adaptation. The film screenplay is written by Gulzar, who turns 81 today.
“I am keeping my fingers crossed as I have dealt into action, romance, drama and tragedy for the first time. Most of my films are socio-political dramas,” said Mehra.
“They are all social subjects, some had political and social comments. I hope I can do justice to romance... love,” the 52-year-old helmer said.
The project marks the Bollywood debut of Anil Kapoor’s son and Sonam Kapoor’s brother Harshvardhan Kapoor and <g data-gr-id="22">Saiyami</g> Kher, granddaughter of yesteryears’ leading actor Usha Kiran.