It's great when hard work pays off: Bhansali

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is heartened by the opening day response to his latest release "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela", which has reportedly drawn audiences in big numbers to theatres.

Relieved and exuberant, Bhansali said: "I haven't received so many congratulations in a while. Everybody is saying this is the kind of cinema they like to see me make. It's a great feeling when your hard work pays off."

The movie, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, is Bhansali's interpretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Prior to its release Friday, it was caught in legal hassles over the title.

However, if trade experts are to be believed, the movie has garnered over Rs.16 crore on its opening day.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said, "'Ram-leela' has had an outstanding opening at both multiplexes and single screens. Saturday and Sunday will see huge collections. I also expect the film to open big overseas."

The movie is said to have Bhansali's trademark touch of capturing culture and traditions vividly.

Bihar exhibitor Roshan Singh said: "Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the hero of 'Ram-leela'. Every frame has his stamp. People are coming in to see what Bhansali has done."

Latest News

  • Raai Laxmi lands a special role in 'Akira'

    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Raai Laxmi is set to make her Bollywood debut in a special appearance in A.R. Murugadoss-directed "Akira", which features Sonakshi Sinha in the lead. "Happy 2 announce my first debut in Bollywood as a guest appearance fr @ARMurugadoss sirs movie #Akira a great start (sic)," Laxmi posted on her Twitter page. Said to be the remake of Tamil sleeper hit "Mounaguru", the film also features Anurag Kashyap as the antagonist. The film, a thriller, is currently on floors here …

  • Illayaraja in London for re-recording of 'Rudhramadevi'

    Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Maestro Illayaraja has left for London for re-recording upcoming Telugu period-drama "Rudhramadevi", which is said to be based on the life of reigning queen of Kakatiya dynasty. "Illayaraja sir has left to London to oversee the re-recording formalities of the film. On Sunday, the film's director Gunasekhar and lead actress Anushka Shetty met the maestro at a studio here and thanked him for the mesmerizing tunes for the film. …

  • Presh Rawal, Naseeruddin trash censors over 'Dharam Sankat..'

    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) While there were reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) invited religious leaders for the screening of "Dharam Sankat Mein", film's lead actors Paresh Rawal and Naseruddin Shah say the idea is absurd. Reacting to the reports of calling a Muslim maulvi and a Hindu priest for the screening, Paresh Rawal told reporters: "...getting Pandit and Maulvi to watch a film is a dangerous sign." Adding to this, Naseeruddin said: "It's absurd, in fact. For me, …

  • If you're fit, you're hit: Kabir on playing villain

    Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Kabir Duhan Singh, who made a smashing debut as the antagonist in last week's Telugu actioner "Jil", says fitness is equally important for actors who play baddies on screen. We are in the entertainment industry and it matters how you look. As a villain if you're fit, you're hit," Kabir told IANS. While Kabir had received several offers in the past, he was hell bent on debuting in the south in a big project. …

  • Nargis Fakhri Is Amused At Reports About 'Quiet Dinner' With Dev Patel
    Nargis Fakhri Is Amused At Reports About 'Quiet Dinner' With Dev Patel

    Tabloids and gossip magazines are going crazy over a photograph of Nargis Fakhri and Dev Patel dining together at a restaurant in South Mumbai and it seems that the Rockstar girl is quite amused with the reports that are hinting at sparks between the two. Taking to Twitter, Nargis wrote, ''As per media, apparently a dinner crowd of 8 at a pizza place is the same as a "quiet dinner at a plush sobo hotel." Nargis also posted a photograph of a big group of friends dining together. …

  • Sunny Leone Makes Ram Kapoor Go Bananas In 'Kuch Kuch Locha Hai' Trailer
    Sunny Leone Makes Ram Kapoor Go Bananas In 'Kuch Kuch Locha Hai' Trailer

    Fans of Sunny Leone are surely going to go crazy after watching the trailer of her upcoming film Kuch Kuch Locha Hai, a comedy directed by Devang Dholakia. The laugh riot revolves around a 45-year-old married businessman (played by Ram Kapoor) who lusts for a Bollywood diva Shanaya (Sunny Leone) and the crazy things that he ends up doing to please her when they meet. Ram Kapoor is at his comic best, whereas Sunny's 'oomph factor' is enough to draw crowds to movie-halls. Apart from Ram and …

  • Emraan Hashmi Says Working With Alia Bhatt Would Be 'Downright Weird'
    Emraan Hashmi Says Working With Alia Bhatt Would Be 'Downright Weird'

    Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is quite impressed with his cousin Alia Bhatt's body of work, claims that he would never work with the Highway actress. …

  • Anurag Kashyap And Kalki Koechlin File For Divorce
    Anurag Kashyap And Kalki Koechlin File For Divorce

    Film-maker Anurag Kashyap and his actress wife Kalki Koechlin have officially ended their marriage and the divorce proceedings are underway. Anurag and Kalki met on the sets of his film Dev D in 2009 and they started dating. …

Loading...