Director Ketan Mehta’s forthcoming bilingual film, titled Rang Rasiya, in Hindi, and Colours of Passion, in English, will be screened at the 52nd London Film Festival.
There will be two screenings on Oct 25 and 30, according to Anand Mahendroo, who has co-produced the movie with Deepa Mehta.
Rang Rasiya is a sensuous love story of the great Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma and his muse, a woman called Suganabai.
Director Mehta said that the film also dwells at length on an obscenity case slapped on Raja Ravi Varma by puritans in the late 19th century.
The film has a contemporary appeal because of the conflict between artistic freedom and social taboos just like that of noted Indian artist M.F. Hussain who has now become a victim of intolerance and regressive mindset of a section of the society.