In the autobiography “Stranger in the Mirror” co-authored by Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta, Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra revealed that the failure of Delhi 6 hit him particularly hardAlthough Delhi has been looking for fans for more than 6 years, the film did not perform well when it was released. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said that he turned to alcohol to deal with the film’s failure and wanted to drink himself to death.
“The movie was released on Friday, February 20, 2009, and the response was great. By Sunday, we had completed more than $400 million in business, but by Monday, the audience disappeared from the theater. I was destroyed. Is it? Reality is too dark for them? Are they unable to identify with the protagonist? The box office fiasco, and my own conflict with the right ending, shocked me deeply. Do I have the ability to consistently produce great movies? Rang De Basanti is a fluke?” A leading daily newspaper quoted what Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra wrote in his book.
“I’m sinking deeper and deeper. I can’t stand it anymore. I drown myself in alcohol. I want to drink myself to death-sleep and never get up again. I can see that I give How much pain Bharati has brought (his wife) and our daughter Bellavi, she’s only a teenager now. My son Vedante is observing that things between us are eroding. I love me the most People are still careless,” Rakesh added.
The filmmaker added that six months later, he called his cameraman Binord Pradan, and they revised the ending of the film together with Lakish’s wife Bharati The film was submitted to the Venice Film Festival and won applause. Delhi 6 continues to win two national awards-Best Production Design and Nargis Dutt Best National Fusion Feature Film AwardIn another ending of the movie, the character of Abhishek Bachchan was beaten to death. However, actor Rich Kapoor is said to be furious about the ending, saying that they need to show “hope”.