Bollywood Hindi Film Rang Rasiya Stars in Kolkata
Ketan Mehta’s film Rang Rasiya lead pair Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen along with the director was in the city to promote their soon to release film. The press conference of this upcoming Bollywood film took place at Inox, South City Mall.
Raja Ravi Verma was a 19th century painter with high and lofty ideals of democracy and liberty. He was ahead of his times. He gave many a Hindu Gods and Goddesses a face.
Randeep Hooda who plays the lead role of Raja Ravi Verma in the film, revealed that he was selected by the director after seeing him in the film Risk and D. “I was shocked initially because the films that made Ketan select me were the typical commercial films. For my role as the painter, I also had to learn some of the basic nuances of painting. This would lead credibility to the character that I am playing. I also had to work on my eyes as I was playing the role of a painter”.
Speaking at the occasion, director Ketan Mehta said “The best moment was when we received thunderous applause from the hall packed audience at the Kolkata Film Festival screening the previous year. It was a great moment for me. Kolkata has always been kind to me and this feels great”.
When questioned about the delay in the release of the film, the director said “I feel with the change in outlook of the people and their growing acceptance of various topics, Rang Rasiya is releasing at the perfect time. Had it released earlier, many people would not have been able to understand the story with an open mind”. To this, Randeep added that he and Sunny Leone have contributed to a good extent in broadening the minds of the people regarding sensuality and sexuality.
Randeep’s special moment from the shoot of this film was the huge travelling experience from Kerala to Jaisalmer to Delhi to Mumbai. The actor who had not seen much of India thanked the director for “educating him about his own country”.
Nandana Sen is an actress who believes in following her heart and doing quality work. “I have always been like this. I have never done much films at one go. Many find this eccentric but this is the way I am. However I am open to do more films in future”.
The music of this film has been composed by Sandesh Shandilya while the cinematography has been handled by Anil Mehta.
Rang Rasiya is slated for release on November 7.