Litmus test for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat

Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 15:41 IST | Mohar Basu | Mumbai

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali hosts special screenings of Padmaavat for novelists, social media influencers

Padmaavat Movie
Padmaavat Movie

Two days ago, author Amish Tripathi took to Twitter to reveal that a special screening of Padmaavat had him convinced the film "celebrates Rajput bravery". mid-day has learnt that the screening was only one among a series that will be held ahead of the film's January 24 release for various artistes.

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, we hear, will host trials for social media Influencers to get their opinion about Padmaavat, before it is aired in cinemas. A source says, "Bhansali wants to be certain that the film doesn't hurt sentiments. He will show it to a variety of people, including columnists, designers and writers, to get their feedback and make last-minute amends, if needed."

It is speculated that writers Chetan Bhagat and Durjoy Datta will also catch a screening this week, and a screening will be organised for the royal families of Rajasthan too.

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