Sanjay Leela Bhansali is basking in the success of his magnum opus Padmaavat, which is doing good business at the box office. The film has already crossed the benchmark of 250 crore at the box-office and continues to mint money for its makers.

The film which released on the 25th of January,2018, starred Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles.

My Work, My Cinema Is The Only Impetus: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
My Work, My Cinema Is The Only Impetus: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali who turned 55 last month, has lot of reasons to celebrate right now. From his film doing good business to being free from any more controversies. But the man has chosen to keep it low key and peaceful for himself.

In talks with India TV he said, “As a child, I never got to celebrate my birthday. My sister and I were not even allowed to attend birthday parties. Having said that, I see no reason to celebrate, birthday or no birthday. The fate of Padmaavat was never in our hands, or in the hands of those who wanted to stop it. I have just one question for those who don’t like my film, many of them without seeing it: Who decides what the audience should see and like?”

Bhansali further went on to explain, “My work, my cinema is the only impetus. I have to wake up every morning with hope in my heart. The past year has been traumatic for me. I am yet to process all the levels of attack I went through. I only want to feel thankful that our film has been seen by the public and liked… except by those who invariably think my cinema is about excesses. To them I can only say sorry, I will try harder next time to please you.”

Padmaavat had to battle Karni Sena and CBFC to see the light of the theatres.

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