The crackling chemistry on screen between the lead pair of Ram-Leela, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, results from the fact that the two actors are fond of each other and enjoyed doing the film together, says director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Ever since the trailer hit the screens, the chemistry
between the two has generated a lot of interest, which
Bhansali feels will help the film.
"If in a love story, people are liking the chemistry
of the hero and heroine and feeling their love then your love
story has more chances of succeeding. The chemistry has come
out so well on screen and the credit for it goes to the actors
as they have got themselves involved into the plot and got
into the skin of the character of being in love," Bhansali
told PTI in an interview here.
"Whether there is something between them in real life
or not is not my concern as a filmmaker.. I am excited to see
them together on screen. They have done a wonderful job as
actors. And chemistry is a natural vibe, when two people come
together there is a vibe that happens or doesn't happen."
According to Bhansali, because the two actors are fond
of each other and like to act, they enjoyed doing the film.
However, he feels the focus should be the film. "Actors
have their personal fans... it is the audience that has to
connect to the film.. that is important. Their chemistry does
help the film."
In Ram-Leela, Bhansali has tried new things like
adding a special song of Priyanka Chopra, a passionate kissing
scene between the lead actors etc.
"One can't keep making same things again and again
otherwise it will be boring for me as well as for the
audience. So if you do something unexpected I like it and
actors also enjoy it. It is important to reinvent to yourself
according to time, thinking should change," he said.
He insists he did not add these things to make the
film more viable commercially.
"It all depends on how you add such things, how it
will suit, how you will present it etc. There is nothing that
gurantees... what works at box office and what doesn't. These
things are new to me so there is excitement. I have never made
a sensual love story and more energetic or had a special
song," he added.
Right from Khamoshi to Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam to
Guzaarish and the latest Ram-Leela, Bhansali's films have
always brought love and passion on screen.
The germ of the idea of Ram-Leela came to him when he
was making Khamoshi but Bhansali couldn't take up this
project due to financial and other reasons.
"I had thought about it (Ram-Leela) after Khamoshi,
this film didn't do that well but got critical acclaim. I did
not have enough money then to make a film like Ram-Leela. I
made Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam which was set in Gujarat so a
Ram-Leela would have appeared repetitive at that time. So,
I waited for long time," he said.
This film is called as desi adaptation of Romeo Juliet
and is set in Gujarat.
"I am Gujarati at heart I love Gujarat's music,
culture and food and I want to take all this back to the
people," he added.
The film is special and important to Bhansali and has
dedicated it to his mother, whose name he has adopted as his
Releasing on November 15, Bhansali is happy with the
response Ram-Leela is getting.
"People have liked the promo, songs, love story of
Ranveer and Deepika. They are expecting a good love story and
they should expect it. The scale is big, it is a colorful
film... I am expecting people will like the film," he added.