‘Padmavati’ to be bigger than ‘Baahubali’?

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Ranveer Deepika

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming epic ‘Padmavati’ seems to be stealing the headlines as each day passes.

The latest buzz doing the rounds is that with the amount of money being spent on the film, will be a lot more than one of India’s most expensive films ‘Baahubali’. Deccan Chronicle reports that the film will have one of the biggest budgets ever for an Indian film. Production giant, Viacom18 is leaving no expense spared for this huge period film.

A source told the publication, “Every important song and battle scene in the film is going to be filmed on an international scale. In fact Padmavati will be the first Bhansali film to have a separate international cut, different in length and character from the desi version which will be longer. Of course his Devdas and Black got a global audience, but they were not cut separately for an international audience.”

Talking about the film, Bhansali was cited in Deccan Chronicle saying, “For me, the starting point for all my creativity is music. I do what comes spontaneously to my heart.The director of the Theatre duChatelet, Jean-Luc Chopin, told me there’s a lot of opera in Devdas, Black and Saawariya. I can understand the whole operatic tradition of singing emotions. In that sense, the great V.Shantaram has always been a huge influence right from Hum… Dil De Chuke Sanam. Even Black was in the same tradition as Shantaramji’s cinema. I love his colours, vibrancy and theatrics. My cinema is also unabashedly dramatic.”