Sanjay Leela Bhansali: We filmmakers love our films so much that we will never give up fighting – 2018 News

Sanjay Leela Bhansali says Padmaavat is his career's most "anxious release". Referring to Bharat Ek Khoj, which had an episode on Padmavati and Alaudin Khilji, he said the atmosphere then "was nicer, more creative, more liberal".
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is laughing all the way to the bank with the box office success of Padmaavat, says there were enough reasons for him to drop the film but he never thought of quitting. Bhansali, who has called the film his career’s most “anxious release”, says he faced hurdles right from the beginning and had three other stories that could have made it to the screens but Padmaavat was always special.
Referring to 1988’s Bharat Ek Khoj, which had an episode on Padmavati and Alaudin Khilji, he said the atmosphere then “was nicer, more creative, more liberal” but no filmmaker should lose hope. The sets of Padmaavat were vandalised twice and nation wide protests from Rajput groups, who said the film distorted history and defamed their queen Padmini, resulted in a delay in release.

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