Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra started off as an ad-film director. He also directed Amitabh Bachchan's first pop-music video.

Soon after, he released his first feature film as a director starring Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpai in the lead. The film, Aks, was a remake of Face-Off and was not a commercial hit, although Rakyesh's attempts were appreciated.

However, Rakyesh's second film Rang De Basanti with Aamir Khan in the lead and a young cast was a huge hit and is credited to have inspired India's youth.

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