Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who recently wrapped up the shoot of Mere Pyaare Prime Minister, is reuniting with Rang De Basanti writer Rensil D’Silva for a light-hearted comedy based on the generational conflict between a father and son. The director has already locked the script for the film and is in the initial stage of casting.
Mehra points out that to understand the younger generation we need to understand the generation before them. He admits that he’s learning new things every day by viewing the world through his children's eyes.
“I place myself in their shoes and I think that life has demanded a lot less from my generation. It wasn’t exactly la la land for us, but today there are demands of the society, of friend circles, of workplaces. Everything has gone through a transition and we are on the brink of a new social order, one that is more gender-neutral,” Mehra explains, adding that his new film will explore competition, peer pressure, and modern-day relationships.
“The choices you have to make in life in this age are very different. And we’re going to explore that,” he adds.
On the work front, his next project as a producer is Fanne Khan, featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, and Rajkummar Rao.