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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Wraps Up ‘Padmavati’ Shoot, Considers Hurdles As Incentives For His Films

The movie is scheduled to release on Dec. 1.


Sanjay Leela Bhansali has wrapped up filming for “Padmavati” and the director feels that the struggle he faces during his films act as motivation for him, helping him make the kind of cinema he wants to make.

It has been truly a tough journey for “Padmavati” but director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has finally completed the shooting of the period drama. It came to an end with a shot of Ranveer Singh and it is great news for the fans who have been left anxious by the opposition the director has been facing ever since he began filming for his ambitious project. Nevertheless, Bhansali feels that struggle is not a negative force and the suffering and opposition only encourage him to make the films that he has envisioned.

Revealing his past experiences, the “Padmavati” director said that none of his films have sailed smooth and this is why he gets worries when he has to make a stress-free film. He said that he has had to fight against challenges all the time ever since he held the directorial baton with his first film “Khamoshi: The Musical.”

He disclosed that his first film had been declared a flop on the first day and viewers were so enraged that they had reportedly torn the seats in anger. Notably, “Padmavati” has incurred the wrath of several political and religious organizations ever since it went on floors. The sets of the film were vandalized in Jaipur and Bhansali was also attacked.

Even at this point, the period drama, based on the life of legendary queen Rani Padmini of Chittor, is under attack. The BJP in Gujarat has asked for a stay on the film’s release and exhibitors are worried about screening “Padmavati” in Rajasthan as well as other parts. They have asked for police protection during the theater shows as they fear violence at the hands of the outfits opposing the film.



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