Rakeysh felt I should make `Ru Ba Ru`: Bharathi

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 01, 2014, 17:10 PM IST

Leh: P S Bharathi, who made her directorial debut with `Ru Ba Ru`, a documentary based on `Rang De Basanti` impact, says her filmmaker-husband Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra thought she was the best person to direct it.

Bharathi, who has edited all of Mehra`s films, said the director found it interesting that she would make a film on the making of `Rang De...` and its effect.

The 2006 movie had Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth Narayan, R Madhavan, Kunal Kapoor and Alice Patten in lead roles.

"When I told him, he found the idea interesting. He thought I was the best person to make the film and to show the audience how `Rang De...` was almost not made," she said.

When asked what was her personal `Rang De...` moment, Bharathi said, "The scene towards the end in the film, where the guys know they will die and the song `Ru Ba Ru` is playing in the background was my emotional moment," she said.
Bharathi said though she enjoyed her role as a director, she prefers editing and producing.

"I enjoy production and editing more. Though, I have a story in mind for another documentary film," she said, adding her next film will be on the issue of Dalits not allowed to enter temples in a village. Bharathi said she and Mehra argue like other professionals while working on a film.

"At work, we are not husband-wife, he is the director and I am the editor and producer. We also have our share of clashes and arguments like other professionals," she said.

Bharathi is now gearing up for Mehra`s next, `Mirziya`, a love story, to be shot in Rajasthan and Ladakh. Bharathi`s documentary was screened at the recently concluded Ladakh International Film Festival.