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'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' release moved to March 8, 2019

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Mere Pyare Prime Minister', which was originally set to release on Gandhi Jayanti in October 2 this year and was then pushed to a December 14 date, will now hit the screens on March 8, 2019.

'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' release moved to March 8, 2019

New Delhi: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Mere Pyare Prime Minister', which was originally set to release on Gandhi Jayanti in October 2 this year and was then pushed to a December 14 date, will now hit the screens on March 8, 2019.

Mehra shared the update on Twitter, along with a poster of the film.

The film has its focus on the issue of open defecation and sanitation problems in the country, told through the story of a slum boy who wants to build a toilet for his mother.

While Mehra was earlier excited about the October 2 date as it was Gandhi Jayanti, observed in memory of Mahatma Gandhi who has inspired the movie, even March 8 has its own significance given that it is International Women`s Day.

Shot in the Mumbai slums, the film brings to light sanitation issues through four children, real extras from slums and National Award-winning actress Anjali Patil.