Mumbai, December 20: 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. 'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' is Much More Than Open Defecation: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Date: 8th March 2019
Mere Pyare Prime Minister
— Rakeysh Mehra (@RakeyshOmMehra) December 20, 2018
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.