Rakeysh Omprakash started off by selling vacuum cleaners for Eureka Forbes and went on to direct several advertisements and music videos. He then forayed into Bollywood with his directorial debut 'Aks' starring Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee and Tabu which received critical acclaim. His next, the multistarrer 'Rang De Basanti' was a blockbuster at the box office and is a cult flick that struck a chord with the youth. Mehra then directed Abhishek Bachchan-Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Delhi 6' that received lukewarm response at the ticket counters. In 2013, Mehra directed the biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' starring Farhan Akhtar as the legendary Indian sprinter. The film was a major commercial and critical success. His next film 'Mirziya' is a contemporary love story based in Rajasthan. It marks the debut of Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher.