Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmaavat has crossed Rs 100 crore mark at the box office. After Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat is the third film of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh with Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
When Sanjay Leela Bhansali was asked by the leading Indian daily about whether he is done working with Deepika, Bhansali said, “Deepika is so fabulous; she is such a jaan. I just love her. All her hard work and brilliance that she brings to the set is effortless. She does her preparation but there is none of the—I AM PREPARED FOR A ROLE—heaviness around her. It is done with so much silence. It’s such a pleasure to work with someone who does what she is doing at that moment with absolute honesty. She’s an actor who feels so honestly and simply, but her performances are detailed and nuanced. I’m not done with her yet.”
Talking about Ranveer Singh, Bhansali said, “No other filmmaker understands Ranveer the way I do. Ranveer and I have a great chemistry and understanding. I know how to direct him and I’m aware about his limitations and strengths. I know what to do with him. He’s a very special actor. He has so much energy. I only feel he puts too much effort into ‘I did my research and I went here and did that’, all that I understand. For him to pursue his greatness, he has to be a little more effortless. He is fantastic. I am not done with him either.”