Waheeda Rehman just cannot stop raving about Padmaavat
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali sees a lot of Waheeda Rehman in Deepika Padukone
Waheeda Rehman just cannot stop raving about "Padmaavat". "Main kya kahoon? (What can I say?) I am short of words. This is a film that will be remembered forever. Every frame is perfect.
"Lagta hi nahin ke koi cheez asli nahin hai (It all appears so real that you forget its fiction). The way he lights every shot... As though he used no artificial light but only the sun, the moon and the torched flames that were used in those days."
Waheeda is specially enamoured by the songs and dances. "We've a rich tradition of dancing and singing in our country. We sing and we dance on every occasion.
"I've done some dancing myself that were well appreciated in films like 'Guide'. In the West, people in love head straight for the bed. In our cinema songs are a means to show love and romance."
"Sadly we don't have that much singing and dancing in our movies any more. All the music is put in the background.
"It's very reassuring to see the semi-classical heritage revived in Bhansali's films. Far from causing hurt or insult to any community, 'Padmaavat' makes us proud as Indians.
"We should be showering flowers on Bhansali, not pelting him and his film with stones," she added.
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