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American Billionaire Elon Musk Praises Bajirao Mastani, Bhansali Reacts


 The reach  of Indian cinema  is growing.And  who would agree with this more than  SanjayLeela Bhansali whose 2015 costume drama  Bajirao Mastani has now been  praised  by  American  billionaire Elon Musk .

In a tweet that has gone virulently viral  Musk has praised  the  song Deewani mastani  fromBajirao Mastani and  even put the YouTube link  to the song in his tweet.

Bhansali says he is deeply indebted for the compliment. “When someone as important  and  busy as  Elon Musk takes time out to  appreciate your work, and  that too something which came three years ago,it means you are doing something right.”

Bhansali’s spectacular  costume dramas have  constantly attracted  international attention. His Devdas  in 2002 was on Time magazine’s list  of 10 best films  of  the year.   Time  critic Richard Corliss described the film as “a visually intoxicating musical with grandeur the old Hollywood moguls would have loved…Devdas is played with such commitment that the tritest plot twists seem worth believing — and dancing to — in nine nifty production numbers… It is a visual ravishment, with sumptuous sets, fabulous frocks and beautiful people to fill them.”

This year Padmaavat attracted  unprecedented international praise. Hollywood Repoterwrote, “Bhansali draws out the sizzling onscreen chemistry between Kapoor and Padukone, and finds eroticism even when the characters are wrapped in yards of gold-embroidered silks and draped in pearls and precious gems. Singh’s flamboyant, broadly sketched performance is right at the edge of believability — he’s all kohl-rimmed eyes and leonine growls — but in counterpoint to Kapoor’s noble heroism it somehow works.”

Says Bhansali, “I never make my films for  an international audience. My cinema is  predominantly a  popular representation of Indian culture , a celebration  of our hoary  tradition  of dance music drama where people from every culture and nationality are welcome to  join in.”

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