Sanjay Leela Bhansali may have begun working on his next film, Padmavati, with buzz that Ranveer Singh will headline the cast. But it is not exactly a subject he hasn’t tackled before.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
In 2008, Bhansali had directed a musical titled Padmavati, for the French opera, Theatre du Chatelet.
The filmmaker was able to win accolades despite a cast consisting of mainly French artistes, who could not comprehend English.
Years later, he is retelling the story of the queen of Chittor, Rani Padmavati, and Allauddin Khilji, who was smitten by her beauty.