Rakeysh Mehra Refutes Rumors About Hrithik Roshan and Kabaddi

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra confirms the news about working with Ronnie Screwala on the project titled Kabaddi and refuted the rumors flying around about Hrithik Roshan walking out of the project, on the sidelines of Gandhi Jayanti Celebration here in Mumbai.
“Scriptwriting is something I enjoy, but it is also very tedious and slow process. Sometimes it can take you 2 years, Rang De Basanti took me five years to write and get it right.  Yes, I am working with Ronnie Screwala and I think we should be ready with the script in a year or so, from today and then we will decide about shooting” said Rakeysh about his collaboration with producer Ronnie.
It is also reported that the filmmaker Rakeysh approached Hrithik Roshan for the role, who earlier agreed to the part but later walked out of the film due to creative differences.
When asked about confirming the rumor, Rakeysh confirmed it is just rumors and media is merely speculating.
“There is nothing like that” said filmmaker about Hrithik Roshan walking in and out of the film.
Further the filmmaker made a snide remark at media. He said, “This is a wonderful thing, before I know things, media knows everything. Next time I will ask a journo what I should do”
Rakeysh also confirmed another project titled Mere Pyaare Prime Minister, which is based on the issue of female sanitation through the perspective of an 8 years old boy.
“Film is progressing, shooting is over now, and the movie is titled Mere Pyaare Prime Minister. In the film, there is 8 years old boy, who writes a letter to Prime Minister of India asking him few questions and make some requests. And then goes all the way to Delhi, to hand him the letter.  He is raised by a single mother in the film, her name is Sargam, played by Anjali Patil, and he wants to make toilet for her mother”
“As per the findings of the UNICEF, 50% of the rapes that happen in India, when they are violated, is usually when they go out in open to defecate. The movie will release anywhere between February to July 2018” added Rakeysh about the film.
Talking about the YUVA Unstoppable initiative, where filmmaker dedicates his time to build toilets in municipal schools in various parts of India.
“Today is Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri’s day also, so wanted this campaign of ours, under which we are building toilets across the nation, so we have tried to do something special here in this school. We painted the school, provided toilet facilities, drinking water facilities, we started this someone 4-5 years ago and now this has gathered a good momentum” added Rakeysh.