Sanjay Leela Bhansali can heave a sigh of relief finally with his magnum opus Padmaavat finally making it to the theatres. The movie has passed all the litmus test possible to enjoy a steady and successful run at the box office.
Director Bhansali also celebrated his 55th birthday last month. With so many reasons to celebrate, Bhansali was asked if he likes to celebrate the successes in life.
To this, he told a leading daily, "As a child, I never got to celebrate my birthday. My sister and I were not even allowed to attend birthday parties. Having said that, I see no reason to celebrate, birthday or no birthday. The fate of Padmaavat was never in our hands, or in the hands of those who wanted to stop it. I have just one question for those who don’t like my film, many of them without seeing it: Who decides what the audience should see and like?"
He further added, “My work, my cinema is the only impetus. I have to wake up every morning with hope in my heart. The past year has been traumatic for me. I am yet to process all the levels of attack I went through. 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.”
Bhansali is known for his prism to capture the minutest of details.
In the meantime, speaking on the sidelines of Volare Awards 2018, Deepika said, "I think for me, Ranveer's contribution in the film as well as Shahid's contribution, is something that I will always cherish.
"I think it was very gracious of them to give so much to this film and I am so happy that together we get to celebrate the success but like I said, it's not over as in the weekend more people will go to watch our film," she added.
Asked about how she is celebrating the success of Padmaavat, she said: "To be really honest, I think there hasn't been any time to celebrate the success because there is so much happening right now. Of course, it is the time for celebration.