The decision to convert Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest film Padmavati into the 3D format is neither sudden nor hasty. “It was always there in the back of my mind,” reveals Sanjay Bhansali in an exclusive chat. “A lot of wSanjay Bhansalihat I do renders itself perfectly to the 3D technique. See, 3D is not only about hurling cars, falling buildings and speeding bullets. The depth, the third dimension of expression offered by 3D, is a terrific incentive to enhance the level of romance and drama on screen,” says Bhansali, adding that Devdas too has been converted to 3D.
Very often, says Bhansali, the romance and drama of a scene hungers for an additional dimension on screen. “When I shot the song ‘Bairi Piya’ in Devdas I conceived the number on three dimensions,” divulges Bhansali.
“3D is not meant to be a device to provide only additional thrills to the audience. It must flow organically from the script, and we believe Padmavati has enough heft and depth to carry the 3D format effectively on its shoulder,” says Bhansali.
With the release date (December 1) just a month, all the post-production work on Padmavati is on full-throttle. “We are not even looking at the clock and calendar. We are just doing what must be done. Beyond that there is God to take care of the details,” says Bhansali.