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Padmavati, now in 3D

October 28, 2017 11:59 IST

Sanjay Leela Bansali's opus gets grander.

The dazzle of  Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic vision has just gone up by many notches.

The filmmaker and his co-producers Viacom 18 have decided to convert Bhansali’s latest work, Padmavati, into the 3D format.


Says a source close to the development, "We know we’re racing against time as the release is just a little more than a  month away.

"But when we saw what Sanjay Leela Bhansali has achieved on the screen this time, we decided to take the experience  to another level."

The best technicians from Hollywood are being negotiated with, to fly down to Mumbai and make the city their home for the next one month as Padmavati goes digital.

What prompted the decision to suddenly convert?

Informs a source, "Two things. Firstly, the epic design of the film warrants another dimension of viewing.

"Bhansali’s 2002 epic Devdas has also been converted into 3D, though it hasn’t been released yet. When Bhansali saw what a dazzling achievement Devdas had turned into in 3D, he resolved to give Padmavati the same design.

"Secondly, Shankar’s 2:0, the Robot sequel, has also been shot in 3D. Padmavati, which opens on December 1, hopes to reap a larger profit than 2:0, in January 2018."

Subhash K Jha