The event saw live performances by singers Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Roop Kumar Rathod, Rajeshwari Pathak and Anwarbhai, the king of Rajasthani folk music.

Helmed by Ketan Mehta, 'Rang Rasiya' is a film based on the life of the 19th-century famous Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma.

The film is an adaptation of a Marathi writer Ranjit Desai's biographical novel Raja Ravi Varma. This bilingual in English and Hindi is titled as Colour of Passion and Rang Rasiya respectively.

Mehta considers Raja Ravi Varma as the most fascinating artist of that era and admires his character, persona and paintings.

After reading Desai's novel, Ketan, formulated the story of this film.

The film is apparently being released after six long years because of its controversial subject.

Produced by  Deepa Sahi and Aanand Mehendroo, Rang Rasiya is slated to release on November 7.

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