Prime Minister Modi government’s sanitation initiative Swachh Bharat Abhiyan finally seems to have caught the imagination of Bollywood. After films such as “Rang De Basanti” and “Delhi-6″, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has set the story of his next film, ‘Mere Pyare Pradhan Mantri’ which has as its backdrop. “The film is about an eight-year-old boy, Kanhaiya, who desires to make a toilet for his mother,” Mehra said ain an interview. The story revolves around the friendship of four kids living in the slums director has begun shooting the film.
” I’ve been living in Mumbai since 1988 and seen it transform into a world city. The buildings are taller now but there are still slums around them that have always intrigued me and made me follow the path of Salaam Bombay, Slumdog Millionare and other stories which have grown out of them,” Mehra said in a statement. National award-winning actress Anjali Patil plays the role of a mother to one of the child protagonists in the film, whose dream is to build a toilet for his mother.
“There is no attempt to overplay or undermine, it’s about seeing this world through different eyes and finding beauty and inspiration in it,” he said.