Film producer Rahul Mittra on Friday announced his next project, a series on Ma Yoga Laxmi, a secretary of controversial spiritual guru Osho Rajneesh. Published in the Deccan Herald on April 23, 2021.
Mittra, who has produced films like Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster series, Bullet Raja, Sarkar 3, Torbaaz, among others, has acquired rights of British author Rashid Maxwell’s best seller book “The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart” on Osho’s first secretary.
The series will be directed by Ranjan Chandel [along with Osho World Foundation and Sanjay Grover as Co-producers, ed.], who has helmed Bamfaad, Paresh Rawal’s son Aditya Rawal’s debut film. The announcement comes a day after docu-film Searching for Sheela, on Ma Anand Sheela, released on Netflix on April 22. Also, a documentary Wild Wild Country on Rajneesh has been made.
Maxwell said he is excited to collaborate with Rahul Mittra Films & Jar Pictures for the project.
“The vision and work of Osho and its revolutionary effect on Laxmi and his people needs to be widely understood. I am excited that this project is being helmed by Rahul Mittra Films & Jar Pictures. I am sure full justice shall be done to this sensitive subject which has important consequences for society as a whole,” Maxwell said in a statement here.
Mittra said as a filmmaker he has always tried to look out for good content to back.
Note by Osho News: The news has been reported in many different media outlets in India.
- The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi and a Journey of the Heart – A most significant and comprehensive book about Laxmi’s life written by Rashid Maxwell has been published on December 11, 2017; reviewed by Bhagawati
- Searching for Sheela picks up where Wild Wild Country left off — Here’s what to know – “A documentary about the later years of Ma Anand Sheela is coming soon to [Netflix],” writes Amanda Prahl in Popsugar on March 24, 2021
- Osho News’ reviews about Wild Wild Country