Still riding high on the super success of ‘Bajirao Mastani’, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to come back with another musical, based on the life of Rani Padmavati.
According to a report on BollywoodLife, since the time he staged the version of Padmavati in Paris in 2008, we wanted to make a movie on it. Interestingly, the director was the first Asian filmmaker to put the legend of Rani Padmavati on stage based on Albert Rousell’s 1923 opera. The rumours were abuzz since years that Sanjay has been planning to make a movie on Padmavati. In fact there were speculations that Kareena Kapoor will play the female lead in it, but that did not work out.
Finally, the maverick filmmaker has decided to go ahead with the project and is on the verge of finalising the cast.
One also hears that, Bhansali has already blocked December 2017 as the release date for this anti-hero drama. In one of his interviews, the director had said, “Padmavati is a project very close to my heart.I have been in love with this character and her story from long before the time when I directed the staged version of the opera in Paris. The movie adaptation has great potential for songs, dances, music and drama. Most important of all Padmavati is such a modern character, a true-blue feminist in spite of having existed five centuries ago.”
We can’t wait.
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