Here’s a look back at Sanjay Leela Bhansali discussing the difficulties of filming Devdas, which starred Shah Rukh Khan.
No actor in Bollywood is unwilling to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali since he is an amazing director. He is stern but a master of precision, and Devdas is the movie that most significantly altered the course of his professional life. Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit played major roles in the 2002 release, and since the movie turned 21 years old yesterday , we’re sharing a throwback from when director Sanjay Leela Bhansali discussed the difficulties he faced while filming the movie.
Devdas cost a costly Rs 50 crores to produce, and Bhansali was informed that the film was cursed. The filmmaker had difficulties, but he persisted. Not only that, but back then, the movie’s sets were also burned down.
“People said this film is jinxed, this film brings bad vibes, you should shut down this film, this will be in losses,” Sanjay Leela Bhansali previously said in an interview. The set caught fire, the producer Bharat Shah and I both had issues, and Shah Rukh Khan also had issues. We were all in pain, it was said.
Additionally, the producer of the movie was detained for his apparent involvement in the criminal underground, and a section of the Devdas set was set ablaze. Bhansali added, “You don’t get anything in life easily,” when speaking on the same topic. It takes a lot of effort. Perhaps it was unfortunate timing, or perhaps it was a test of how long we could maintain our devotion.
When Sanjay Leela Bhansali was told by many that Devdas was a story of a loser, he responded, “It is no longer a story of a loser. It is a tale about how we are all successful. Nothing worthwhile in life comes easily. It takes a lot of effort. Perhaps it was unfortunate timing, or perhaps it was a test of how long we could maintain our devotion. We were quite fortunate, in my opinion, to have to overcome all of these obstacles.