Sanjay Leela Bhansali who turns 55 later this month has a lot to celebrate. His latest film Padmaavat has gone on to become a blockbuster, notwithstanding various controversies.
As the figures keep coming in—Padmaavat has already crossed Rs 250 crores in the national market—but the film’s director remains calm.
“My work, my cinema is the only impetus I have to wake up every morning with hope in my heart. I have stopped thinking about Padmaavat. I am now looking at the future. The past year has been traumatic for me. I am yet to process all the levels of attack I went through. I don’t think about it at the moment. But somewhere down the line I will have to bring all the sordid experiences out and deal with it. At the moment I only want to feel thankful that our film has been seen by the public, and liked…except by those who invariably think my cinema is about excesses. To them I can only say sorry, I will try harder next time to please you.”
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