Raje Scindia Vijaya, one of the best-known members of the royal family of Gwalior and the Party of Bharatiya political Janata, is the subject of Ek Thi Rani Aisi Büchi Gul Bahar Singh. The biography has Hema Malini in the lead role, and describes the political career of Scindia and the remoteness of his son Madhavrao Scindia after the death of his husband Jivajirao Scindia (Vinod Khanna).
Raje Scindia Vijaya entered politics as a member of the Congress Party, but was later transferred to Swatantra and raised for BJP, where he was vice-president until 1998. He died in 2001.
In an interview with Scroll.in, Singh spoke of a faithful adaptation of the biography of Mridula Sinha, Rajpath Si Lokpath by what was said by Vijaya Raje Scindia and I was told that political statements. The film was produced by Vijaya Rajmata Raje Scindia Smriti Nyas and Zee classic and will be released on April 21.
The biographical film is based on the book by Mridula Sinha Rajpath Si Lokpath Por. Mridula Sinha is the governor of Goa and a prolific writer. I’ve known for a long time, Sinha. I made a short film for Doordarshan in one of his novels, Jyon Mehandi Ko Rang. When he wrote Rajpath Si Lokpath As we discussed and decided to make a film based on the book.
The basic plot is the relationship between a mother and her child. Ek Thi Rani Aisi Büchi is not a political movie. I have no interest in talking to political parties. I treated the film to a humanistic level, where the story focuses on the personal relationships between the members of the royal family. We talk about his career as a politician, but it is not the central theme of the film.
Have you faced challenges in assembling your actors for the lead roles?
Although I have never met Rajmata Raje Scindia Vijaya, I met her daughters, and Vasundhara Yashodara, relatives and some people who worked closely with her in Gwalior. We look at a lot of pictures and videos. After a long discussion, I suggested that we take Hema Malini for the role.
After a photo shoot with Hema Malini, we knew he was perfect for the role. Vinod Khanna plays her husband, Jivajirao Scindia. He agreed to participate a few days after the story. Mounting the mold for production was fairly simple.
Yes, we started the project in 2009. It took a lot of time to study the subject. Girls Rajmata Raje Scindia Vijaya had to be consulted repeatedly and, since they are very busy politicians, it was an even more task for them to take time for the film.
For me, this movie has become so Mera Naam Joker [1970 film Raj Kapoor] that it also took six years to make. Another factor was that I had no regular producers on the project. Ek Thi Rani Aisi Büchi is produced by Vijaya Rajmata Raje Scindia Smriti Trust, so the process took some time.
Have you had problems with the Central Board of Certification of the film?
When the film was presented to the members of the Cense Board, we are concerned about its approval. We waited outside the screening room for a long time, when someone came and called me.