Just recently, Aamir Khan had his first release in almost four years, Mangal Pandey – The Rising. Now await Aamir’s next release at the end of this year. Yes, Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra is almost through with the principal shooting of Rang De Basanti [only a 3-day shooting is pending] and is planning to release it in December this year.

“We are looking for a year-end release for Rang De Basanti,” Mehra informs me, adding in the same breath that he has decided to release the film in the Hindi version only. Where does that leave the English version of the film [Paint me yellow]? “Though we can make a Hinglish version of the film, I’d prefer releasing the Hindi version only,” he states.