The early script draft of Delhi-6 had Roshan (Abhishek Bachchan) become a victim of a fatal misunderstanding and his death, ironically, stops the Hindus and Muslims in Old Delhi from a killing rampage.
But in the movie, the ending is anything but sad.
Writer-director Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra disclosed at the post-screening discussion following the world premiere of Delhi-6 in New York that while the original ending would have sent out a powerful message, he thought it would be wise to give the film a happy ending.
There is too much of turmoil around, and a happy ending, he felt, was like dressing up a wound and hence very appropriate for our times.
Text: Arthur J Pais | Photographs: Paresh Gandhi
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