Sanjay Leela Bhansali To Pen  A Book On His Pain

It isn’t going to be another film right away for  Sanjay Leela Bhansali after Padmaavat. The experience of makingPadmaavat and then being targeted by fringe groups has left the filmmaker drained and exhausted beyond measure.

A close family friend reveals that Sanjay Bhansali needs to exorcize himself of all the pain. “It has been a terribly traumatic time for Sanjay. The making of Padmaavat was not half as sapping as what followed. The backlash took him completely by surprise. He didn’t expect  it  in the least. He was suddenly accused of exactly the opposite of what he was attempting to do in Padmaavat.The film is meant to be an ode to the valour of the Rajput community. Instead he as being accused of insulting the community. It was all unreal and scary, almost  like  a conspiracy  to bring the  film down.”

According to the friend , Sanjay is still to process the events that led to the violence against his film.

“Sanjay doesn’t understand what happened, and why. He is not even fully aware of the issues. He  keeps asking, ‘But what wrong have I  done?’ The whole experience is  bizarre and baffling and  very frightening. He  wants  it(the problem) to just disappear for now. But he knows he will have to confront the whole episode at some point very soon.He would have to process all the drama and trauma  and put it down in a book or in  a film. Since he  doesn’t want to give his tribulation  a cinematic  form, a book it shall be,” says the source close to  the  director.

 The source adds, “ Padmaavat was  big at the boxoffice. But the story of how Padmaavat was made will definitely be bigger.”

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