Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said that he was inspired by Deepika Padukone and business tycoon Vijay Mallya for his upcoming film Calendar Girls.
At the trailer launch of Calendar Girls, Mr Bhandarkar said, "We have taken inspiration from a lot of people like Vijay Mallya, who launches a calendar every year. I share a good relationship with him. Deepika Padukone, who herself was a calendar girl, also inspired me for this film."
Mr Bhandarkar is known for his films such as Fashion and Corporate.
"When I flipped the pages of the calendar launched by Mr Mallya, I was intrigued to know more about them and how it gives them a platform to get noticed. I did speak to Vijay and told him that I am making a film like this. I also plan to show him the film," he added.
Calendar Girls revolves around models who gain popularity after featuring in famous calendars. (Also Read: Madhur Bhandarkar's Halfway Through With Calendar Girls' Shooting )
"The film is 75 per cent based on real life and 25 per cent fiction. We have shown what happens in the life of calendar girls. What options they choose ahead for their career, the struggles they go through and how their life changes," he added.
Calendar Girls is scheduled to release on September 25.