Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has said that he used to travel in trains without a ticket as he wanted to save the money for ‘other expenses’ during his initial days in the film industry. (lso read: Amitabh says Rakeysh designed his French beard for Aks, which he never removed)

Rakeysh started his career as an ad filmmaker and made his feature film debut with the 2001 film Aks that brought Manoj Bajpayee and Amitabh Bachchan together onscreen for the first time. The film also starred Raveena Tandon.

Speaking at an event in Delhi, Rakeysh said, “I had this sanduk (box) with me which I took while travelling to Mumbai for the first time to try my luck. I remember boarding the Rajdhani train without a ticket.”

Revealing the reason why he did so, the filmmaker said he wanted “to save money for other expenses. So the ticket collector used to make us sit towards the end of the boggy near the…

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