The much-anticipated Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra movie Delhi 6, which was earlier titled Dilli 6, was showcased in front of media for some sneak-peek during the Dubai International Film Festival.

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Abhishek Bachchan plays lead in Delhi 6

“The film is about Roshan Mehra, who travels to India with his ailing grandmother. Little does he realize that this short trip will turn into the longest journey of his life – a journey where he discovers India and himself,” said Mehra. The story is told against the backdrop of the walled city of old Delhi. And the number 6 in the title is the postal pin code of the area.

The movie, which is one of the few releases based on the problems that the modern Indian society faces today, is said to be based upon director Mehra’s own life story from his growing up years in Chandani Chowk area of old Delhi. But, the boss denies any such reports.

“I grew up in Delhi, but contrary to media reports this film is not autobiographical,” clarified Mehra. “I based it in old Delhi because I believe that the city is a microcosm of India in terms of our mindset. But despite the ancient setting, the film is an exploration of contemporary Indian society,” he added.

The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor in lead roles. Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in a small cameo.

A video of Delhi 6 is below.

Delhi 6 Video

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