Earlier today (July 12, 2021), Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Jackie Shroff celebrated nineteen years of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s masterpiece
Devdas. Apart from this trio, the film also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead role. We won’t be wrong to say that
is one of the most iconic films of Bhansali, as the film not only won multiple awards, but also touched million of hearts. Be its ensemble cast, music, dialogues or cinematography, everything was worth the hype.
Having said that, did you know
was more than a film for Bhansali? Well, before the release of
Devdas, when Bhansali had spoken to BBC, he had revealed why the film was so close to his heart.
He had said, “Devdas is more than a film. It is a tribute to my parents’ love. “Devdas is the story of my father (Navin Bhansali) and mother (Leela Bhansali). The starting point is when my father died of cirrhosis in the hospital.”
“My mother loved him immensely but he never expressed his love for her. And when he was dying he came out of his state of coma and extended his hand to her. I realised it was just this one moment that my mother had lived for 25 or 30 years of her life. She never realized she was in love with this man who never expressed her feelings,” added the
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Devdas, a tale of love and loss, was adaptation of the classic novel by Sarat Chandra Chatterjee of the same name. Made on a budget of Rs 50 crore, the film had minted Rs 100 crore at the box office.
Story first published: Monday, July 12, 2021, 21:22 [IST]