Despite his latest release ‘Padmaavat’ (2018) being one of the biggest successes of his career, it seems Sanjay Leela Bhansali can’t get over the downfalls of not only the making of that film, but the failures of two previous films. Having caught up with the media, the film maker expressed how he would love to have another go at making the now classic ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’ (1996), and ‘Saawariya’ (2007) which launched Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
“‘Khamoshi: The Musical and’ Saawariya’ are two of my most favourite films. The fact that they didn’t get wide commercial success could have a bearing on my partiality towards them. I’d love to re-make them and correct the mistakes. What mistakes? That shall remain with me until I do these film again,” Asian Age reports Bhansali explaining.
With ‘Padmavat’ having been such a struggle to make, Bhansali expressed how he just wants to make good cinema, instead of thinking about the box office. “We give too much attention to numbers at the box office. Rather than making the films we want to, we are constantly looking at what works at the box office. If I had thought of the box office I wouldn’t have made ‘Padmaavat’. It has none of the so-called ingredients of a box office success. And I dared to cast one of our most successful young stars as a villain. If I had thought of box office, I’d have never made ‘Khamoshi: The Musical’ and ‘Saawariya’,” the film maker explained.
‘Padmaavat’ has crosses Rs. 300 crore.