Madhur Bhandarkar confessed at the recently held trailer launch of his film that ‘Calendar Girls‘ is inspired from Vijay Mallya & Deepika Padukone. Known for making realistic & hard-hitting films like Corporate, Fashion, Traffic Signal, Chandni Bar, Page 3, Bhandarkar quoted that,”We have taken inspiration from a lot of people like Vijay Mallya… Who launches calendar every year. I share good relationship with him. Deepika (Padukone) who herself was a calendar girl.”
He further added, “When I flipped the pages of calender (launched by Mallya) I was intrigued to know more about them… How it gives them a platform to get noticed. I did speak to Vijay (Mallya) that I am making a film like this. I plan to show him the film,” during the trailer launch.
Madhur Bhandarkar said that the 75% of the film is based on real life & 25% is fiction. The trailer of the movie shows the journey & struggle of ‘Calendar Girls‘ in their personal & professional life, their link ups with sports personalities & dark side of the glamorous industry.
Madhur Bhandarkar clarified, “Every profession has good and bad sides. I am not being judgmental. The film is just the ice berg there are things that I can’t show.”
The film is set to release on 25th September, 2015.