Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra at Ficci Frames 2017, expressed that unless we build more theatres, piracy will be only way to take content out.
Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies, kick started the FICCI Frames 2017 today.
“Rang De Basanti” director Rakeysh opened the addressing monologue of FICCI Frames 2017, where he pointed the obvious connection between Theatres and piracy issue.
“I agree we need to make money and content but at what cost? I think we are failing the nation in taking the content to the people of the country. Until we start the revolution, which is people’s theatre, apart from this all we create or do has a very little meaning”
“I mean I heard myself say it, piracy is good. Why did I say that, I was a bit angry with myself but the moment of self realization sat in that with piracy the people of this country are getting to see what they deserve, any which way. The point I am trying to make with this reverse logic, we need to have cultural centres for the people of this country. Where I think I can take my mother, sister and my wife, at a reasonable cost in a healthy and clean environment” adds Rakeysh.