"I've always been extremely close to all things Maharashtrian, be it the food, music or cinema. I grew up listening to the Mangeshkar family's Marathi songs. And I speak fluent Marathi. It was always my wish to make a Marathi film," said Mr Bhansali
Veteran playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, whose links with the Kapoor family go back a long way, says legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor had an in-depth knowledge of music and the music in his movies had his contribution to a very large extent.