Delhi 6 – New Upcoming Bollywood Hindi Film

Posted on February 16, 2009. Filed under: Bollywood Movie | Tags: , , , , |

Delhi-6 is a forthcoming Hindi film (Bollywood) film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra starring Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Om Puri, Atul Kulkarni, and Divya Dutta. The movie is reportedly based on Mehra’s growing up years in Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi. The film will be Mehra’s third directorial venture after critically acclaimed Aks and the immensely successful Rang De Basanti.

American-born Indian, Roshan (Abhishek Bachchan) brings his ailing grandmother back to India. Little does he know that the quick trip will turn into the longest journey of his life – a journey within. The backdrop of the story is the ancient walled city of Delhi, better known as Chandni Chowk, a character in herself. It represents the chaos, religion, beliefs and ethos of the Indian people. The PIN code of that part of the city is 110006, and it is traditional to use only one or two digits of the pin code after Delhi.

In the early stages of development it was rumored that Rakeysh was going to cast newcomers for his next movie. It was even reported that Aamir Khan’s nephew Imran Khan would make his debut with this film, but this was later revealed to be “Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Frequent changes in casting made headlines, with Hrithik Roshan being set to play the main character and then he being reportedly replaced by Ranbir Kapoor Even Akshay Kumar was reportedly roped in to play the lead, but refused. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has gone on record to state that Abhishek Bachchan was always the first choice for Delhi-6. Date problems for Abhishek Bachchan delayed the film, but it all worked out in the end with Abhishek portraying the lead actor in the film which was the plan from day one. Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Anil Kapoor, who made her debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya, reportedly confirmed taking part in the movie and is paired with Abhishek Bachchan. Rishi Kapoor and Tanvi Azmi are also a part of the film. The film went on the floors December 20, 2007. Amitabh Bachchan reportedly has a small role in the film where he is supposed to play the grandfather to Roshan, played by Abhishek Bachchan. Waheeda Rahman will play the grandmother of the same character. Gulshan Grover has been roped in to play Abhishek Bachchan’s dad in the film. Editing for the film is being done by Meghna Aschit and Rakeysh’s wife Bharthi. In an interview Rakeysh said that he is not involved with the editing and is really curious to see the outcome of his work on the movie.

Release

The movie was supposed to be released on February 13, 2009, but recent reports claimed that A. R. Rahman’s continued absence from the project has led to a delay of the film getting released. A source has reported that Rahman’s continued absence to attend other award shows, where Slumdog Millionaire has won, has resulted in the movies’s back ground score being incomplete and hence a delay in release by one week. The movie will finally release on February 20, 2009.

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