Karan Johar earlier purchased the rights of Amish Tripathi’s bestseller, Immortals of Meluha, for Shuddhi which was supposed to be inspired by the book. Well, the buzz is that apparently, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is keen on adapting the book into a film. A leading daily quoted a source saying that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has now shown interest in turning the book into a film.
Deepika Padukone was in the news recently when a photoshoot of hers went viral for its sensuous nature. News had it that a section of the audience did not take too kindly, their idol’s bold pictures. A daily had reported a source as saying, “Deepika is essaying the role of a historical character, a Rani (queen) in ‘Padmavati’ and to pose for steamy photoshoots right before the release of the film, is unacceptable to him (Sanjay Leela Bhansali).
Many have been wondering for quite some time as to when we will see Priyanka Chopra in a Bollywood movie. Last year in December, when Priyanka had come back to India from the US, there were rumours that she was signing a Bollywood movie but no confirmation was made. Then news started doing the rounds that Priyanka will be starring in the Sahir Ludhianvi biopic as the poetess Amrita Pritam.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali share a very close bond have known each other for years now. Later there were speculations of Aishwarya being approached for a cameo in Padmavati.
Looks like we’re going to see a lot of Shahid Kapoor on 70 mm in the coming days. The actor who is busy shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic drama, Padmavati, has apparently bagged another biggie with the maverick director. As per reports, Sanjay has roped in Shahid for a film titled Tuesdays And Fridays that will be produced by Bhansali Productions.
The motifs, costumes, lighting, etc., are equally important as characters in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movies, where they all coalesce into one beautiful canvas frozen in time, and when you dissect his works, we can find many such depictions. The creative genius of Bhansali, an intransigent movie maker who prides himself on the niceties of his works, remains incomparable in Bollywood, all for his artistic eloquence. Critics argued that the opulence in the movie was rather distractive and quelled the true spirit of its characters.
The motifs, costumes, lighting, etc., are equally important as characters in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movies, where they all coalesce into one beautiful canvas frozen in time, and when you dissect his works, we can find many such depictions. The creative genius of Bhansali, an intransigent movie maker who prides himself on the niceties of his works, remains incomparable in Bollywood, all for his artistic eloquence. When Devdas — Bhansali’s magnum opus, was released in 2002, it split the movie enthusiasts into two; many wrote paeans on Bhansali’s aesthetic sense, while the rest found fault with his extravagant adaptation of a rather poignant story of love and pathos. Critics argued that the opulence in the movie was rather distractive and quelled the true spirit of its characters. Bhansali deliberately eschewed dull fidelity for a subjective rendition of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s famous novel, and that daring decision was proven right when the movie became a huge hit in India and abroad alike, bagging several accolades. Devdas became successful for the very reason that it was indeed a far cry from reality. Rules have no room in art. It can either be a realistic take on life or could be a montage of exaggerated tableaux that panders to the connoisseurs of classic beauty. In Bhansali’s movies, the line blurs between these two modes of expression, or we can even say that he would never forgo the second. The result? A whiff of enchantment that puts the audience into to a reverie. Saawariya was one such work of art. Although the debut movie of Ranbir and Sonam Kapoor failed at the box office, the movie seemed like it breathed life into a painting with its overindulgence of myriad shades of blue. Ranbir’s guitar, the gossamery Mona Lisa curtain at Lilian’s house, the clock tower, the bridge, the bar…everything about that fictitious place reminded us of story book. Whether you are a fan of Bhansali’s style or not, it goes without saying that he is a maestro when it comes to aesthetics. Image courtesy: Movie Talkies
Last week, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked on the sets of Padmavati in Jaipur by activists of Karni Sena. Now the official spokesperson of Sanjay Leela Bhansali has released a statement regarding the same and have stressed on the fact that the misunderstanding between the makers and various social Rajput organizations have been clarified.
In the aftermath of a violent protest as staged by a Rajput group, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has called off the shoot of the historical drama in Jaipur. In an official statement released today, the Padmavati helmer and his team have clarified that there is no objectionable scene between Rani Padmavati and Allauddin Khilji. Recommended Read: Film & Television Producers’ Guild protest attacks on Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Issue a statement!
Looks like, shooting Padmavati is not going to be easy for director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Be it the finalizing the starcast for the film or reports of clashbetween lead heroes Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, SLB’s magnum opus is never out of the news. Now as per the latest development, team Padmavati took off to Jaipur a few days back for a month-long shoot at the Jaigarh fort.