As the team tensely awaited the Defence Minister’s verdict, Mehra recalled that Mukherjee was surprisingly calm—he said he liked the film. The Chief of Air Force said the film was “perfect” and that it speaks for the soldiers, Mehra remembered. Originally planned for a January 19, 2006, release, Rang De Basanti opened in cinemas on January 26, India’s Republic Day. They were told that some Delhi students had taken over All India Radio and the commandos were firing at them. What was used as a subplot in Rang De Basanti is the main story in India today.
Source: Huffington Post September 19, 2020 03:00 UTC