Fitness guru Mickey Mehta is launching a new film, with mantras culled from the lifestyle of Mahatma Gandhi, set for October 2 release this year.
“There is plenty of material on Mahatma Gandhi but not much is available about his contribution to wellness. Very little is known about that side of the man, so I thought I should do something about it,” says Mehta.
The 52-year-old holistic health guru says he was smitten ever since he watched the multiple Academy award winning film “Gandhi” by Richard Attenborough during his college days. “I was very impressed after watching that film and have looked up to him as an ideal person. I started researching for the film a year ago and first put together a document. I also spoke to many Gandhi scholars to validate the research,” says Mehta.
Mehta says the two-part 90 minute plus film titled “Gandhi- The Healer” has been shot across seven locations including Mumbai, Kerala, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Bangalore, among other cities.
Supported by Aditya Birla and Bharat Parekh of the Eternal Gandhi Foundation, the documentary features interviews by renowned people such as Shyam Benegal as well as various yoga experts and other “authorities on Gandhi.”