Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has always been known to be a task-master, and very meticulous about his work. Now, as the Tamil and Telugu versions of ‘Padmavati’ will also release, Bhansali has asked the original singers to croon for him once again, and have the lyrics written in the languages too, instead of an mere translation.

A source told Mid-Day, “While local singers are usually roped in for a film’s dubbed versions, Bhansali, is making the original set of singers record the songs in regional languages too. It’s a mammoth task. We have rewritten a different set of lyrics in the languages. The meaning however, is still the same. Since the music is crucial in the film, Bhansali found this treatment necessary. It’s a beautiful feeling to be part of this soundtrack, which has an interesting confluence of different cultures. For the vernacular versions, Bhansali has added distinct elements of Carnatic music (usually associated with South Indian tunes) as well.”

‘Padmavati’ releases on 1st December.