MUMBAI: Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya / Colours of Passion was screened at the 52nd London Film Festival, recently.
The movie stars Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen.
"The film was superbly received at the festival. The audience was enthralled by the colours and emotions of the theme. It was screened alongside Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Both the films were much talked-about. It was interesting because Rang Rasiya was funded from India while Slumdog Millionaire was funded from abroad," Hooda said.
Unfortunately Rang Rasiya couldn’t go to the competitive festivals. "That’s because it was made simultaneously in three versions… Hindi, English and Hinglish. And all three versions couldn’t be readied in time. We’ve screened the film at Cannes and Venice too, but not in the competitive sections," Hooda adds.
Produced by Anand Mahendroo and Deepa Sahi, the movie is a sensuous love story of the great Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma and his muse.