Singing interupts movie narration: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Added by harini on Feb 09, 2012

The filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has decided to do away with lip syncing songs in his upcoming movie ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, which is a biopic of Milkha Singh. The ‘Rang De Basanti’ director feels that having songs in the movie will only disrupt his narrative.

“When my characters sing, the narration is interrupted. Unless it's a song like ‘Genda Phool’ in Delhi 6, which belongs to the inherent cultural situation of the characters. I've watched my mother and aunts sing as they make papad and pickles on the terrace. But otherwise, sorry, songs to me are an aural experience,” said the director to Mumbai Mirror.

The director has also conveyed the same to the main lead of the movie, Farhan Akhtar, who was previously keen to bring a musical element for Milkha Singh's character in the movie.

Mehra said that he was a music lover but he doesn’t think that lip syncing bodes well with his filmmaking style. The director pointed out that though both ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Delhi 6’ had plenty of songs in them there wasn’t much of lip syncing.

“In Rang De Basanti, there was plenty of singing. But no character lip-synced. In Delhi 6, I filmed a male number Masakali on Sonam Kapoor. But now, Milkha onwards, no singing for my characters,” he concluded.

The music for the movie is being composed by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. The movie stars Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor in main roles.

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