Trailer: Randeep, Nandana get bold in 'Rang Rasiya'
After his grand success with ‘Kick’, the fastest film to cross the elite Rs. 200 crore mark, Randeep Hooda is all set to return to the box-office with his upcoming release, ‘Rang Rasiya.’ Directed by Ketan Mehta, (also known as the director of ‘Mangal Pandey: The Rising’) and produced by Jayantilal Gada of PEN India. The movie is expected to enthral the audiences on October 23, 2014, clashing with King Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’, which is going to hit the theatres on the very same day. Tough competition is coming up!
Starring Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen and Triptha Parashar in the lead roles, ‘Rang Rasiya’ is an erotic love story of the 19th century Indian painter, Raja Ravi Varma with his muse, Sugandha Bai, with Randeep and Nandana playing the respective roles
‘Rang Rasiya’ will finally see the light of day after being in the waiting for last six years. The much delayed film apparently faced a lot of hurdles because of the bold scenes picturised between the lead actors Randeep and Nandana. However, the film is now cleared to hit the silver screen.
The film is an adaptation of a Marathi writer, Ranjit Desai's biographical novel on Raja Ravi Varma. Mehta thought that Varma was the most fascinating artist of that era and his character, persona and paintings fascinated him from his days at ‘Film and Television Institute of India’. After reading Desai's novel, he formulated the story of the film.
Ketan Mehta saw Hooda's previous films, and he thought that he was a skilful actor. As a preparation for his role, Hooda tried to learn the basics of painting. When Mehta first met Nandana Sen at her house, he saw two life-size reproductions of Raja Ravi Varma's paintings. This assured him that she was familiar with the artist and his works, and made his job as a director easier.
Speaking of the character she was to portray, he said. "To me, she was the perfect woman to play the muse of an artist who sparked off debates about censorship of art. She has that child-woman quality, which was so much a part of Sugandha's personality." Triptha Parashar, whom Mehta spotted in an advertisement, was immediately offered the role of a princess, without even an audition!
The promo of the movie is out for all the viewers. We would definitely suggest you to go, have a Look!