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.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is already garnering a lot of interest among his fans. The movie, which will feature the much wanted Deepika Padukone, has been in the news for some time now. While the buzz is that Ranveer Singh will feature as the main lead, along with another lead - Shahid Kapoor, official confirmations on this are yet awaited. A leading daily reports a source as saying, “Sanjay’s Padmavati will have a budget almost unheard of in Bollywood.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has become one of the most talked about projects of the filmmaker ever since it has been announced.
While most of our B-town ladies have taught us some major fashion lessons, Deepika Padukone tops the list. The film is a period drama, portraying the epic saga of the gorgeous Rani Padmini or Padmavati. Well, while you sit back and eagerly await the film’s first look, we bring to you a glimpse of Deepika’s best fashion moments from her past films.
Bollywood is flooded with actors and directors but there are a few film makers who have a soft corner for certain actors and cast them in almost every movie. In fact, the recent news that Deepika Padukone is the chosen one for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film Padmavati, only re-affirms the fact that there is a certain favouritism that prevails among Bollywood actors and directors. If rumours are to be believed, Bhansali is all set to cast his hit Jodi from Bajirao Mastani and Ram Leela – Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone for the movie.
Rumour mill has been incessantly buzzing that Kangana Ranaut is in talks with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali - to be cast in and as Padmavati - his recently announced magnum opus. Another rumour bites the dust.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is known for his larger-than-life canvases proved yet again with Bajirao Mastani that when it comes to music, the filmmaker has an astute sensibility like no other. While the film made a clean sweep at all the award functions this year, the music too was the most loved this year with the highest number of nominations and wins.
Priyanka Chopra had an amazing time at IIFA 2016 last night, where she won two awards. The one win mattered a lot- as it was for her act in supporting actress role in Bajirao Mastani. However, the actress cannot team up next with her fav director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his next. There were talks about Priyanka acting in either SLB’s Gustakhiyaan or may be a part of Padmavati.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has worked with many B-Town beauties, from Rani Mukerji to Deepika Padukone. The director recently won the National Award for Bajirao Mastani, & the win overall grabbed 7 National Awards. SRK, Aishwarya, Sonam Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, etc. were seen congratulating SLB for his win.
The 63rd National Awards were announced today and the best in Cinema across various languages were honoured in the different categories.
Paro’s house on the other hand was a haveli with long corridors and coloured glasses. Be it the Royal Haveli in Devdas or the extravagant sets in Saawariya and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, the director has put in years of research and constructed larger-than-life sets.
You know the thing that is patent about Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies. Bajirao Mastani is a story of Bajirao Ballal Bhat who fought 40 battles, and won each one of them, with the Mughals. Ranveer Singh as an actor is something else.