Director Aanand L Rai on Wednesday said that he makes films for the Indian middle class. Aanand was speaking at the launch of the song “Tere Saath Hoon Main” from his latest Raksha Bandhan offering.
While launching the song, the director said, “I love the middle class (world). And whatever I’ve learned from my own roots, I try to stay true to his representation on screen. So I make films for the Indian middle class.”
Aanand L Rai was also candid about working with Akshay Kumar in two back-to-back films – Atrangi Re and Raksha Bandhan. “Akshay said he made me direct two films together, but he doesn’t know I wanted to do it. I didn’t want to leave him. I will do the preparation of the third film,” said Rai.
At the event, the director also revealed why he chooses to work with one music director per film at a time when most filmmakers work with multiple composers to add different flavors to their film’s songs. Rai said, “For me music composers are not just about giving a song, music is the soul of a film. It is important to choose the right soul for the film. A good lyricist and composer is as necessary as a writer and an actor.”
Aanand L Rai directorial Raksha Bandhan, starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar, is slated to hit theaters on July 11.
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