Bhansali reacts on Padmaavat winning 3 National Film Awards. After Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ won 3 awards at 66th National Film Awards on Friday, he said, “It is the most difficult film that I have ever made.” “Any recognition, and especially the one coming from the government, means a lot,” he added. ‘Padmaavat’ won in Best Music Director (Songs), Best Choreography and Best Male Playback Singer categories.
Many films got recognition and awards at the 66th National Film Awards that were announced on Friday. One of them was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s masterpiece Padmavat. The Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer bagged three national film awards including two for music. The film won the best music director award (songs) for Bhansali in addition to best choreography (Kruti Mahesh Madya and Jyoti Tomar) and best playback singer to Arijit Singh for ‘Binte Dil’.
Recalling the protests and problems faced during the shoot of the period drama, Bhansali said, “I made ‘Padmaavat’ through so much chaos and trouble. It is the most difficult film that I have ever made. There has been physical assault, morcha, dharna, banning of the film and every possible thing that could have gone wrong. But every time I felt low, I created a song and it was a nice outlet for me. It (music) was a positive way of looking at all the difficulties.”
“In any creative field, an artiste goes through some difficulties here and there. In my case, it was more than necessary but you still look at it positively… We went to the recording studio and shut all the sound that was coming from the protests and concentrated on making music. It has come from the heart and it resonated with the people,” the filmmaker further added. Sanjay also said that, “Any recognition, and especially the one coming from the government, means a lot. It is chosen by the jury of very qualified and respected people. It encourages you to work harder. It is a pat on the back and an emotional moment.”