By now everyone must be familiar with the whole Padmavati controversy. The movie is embroiled in controversy since Hindu groups backed by the BJP have opposed its release over alleged distortion of historical facts.
But, we now hear that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is readying himself for his next titled Hamari Jaan Ho Tum.
Hamari Jaan Ho Tum will be a film about a child bride that he once wanted to make with Alia Bhatt and Aditya Narayan in lead roles. The film is about two very young people, who marry and then discover love, only to be torn apart by tragedy.
You will be surprised to know that SLB had written the script of the film way before Saawariya. In fact, when Alia and Aditya had auditioned for the role, both were yet to make their Bollywood debut. According to an entertainment portal, a source from Bhansali’s office said, “Alia and Aditya were very young when they auditioned for Hamari Jaan Ho Tum. In fact, we still remember the audition vividly. Alia was a star even at that age. Sadly the film didn’t materialise at that time. Sanjay got busy with other projects. But now he wants to make something completely free of historical suggestions. Hamari Jaan Ho Tum will be a bit of a stress-buster.”
So is Bhansali taking some good lessons from the Padmavati controversy that got blown out of proportion?
Today, a report in DNA suggested that the film has finally been given to the censor board who will be viewing it today. And while this sound like a sigh of relief for the filmmaker’s there is a catch. While initially the film was denied a certification as the needed documents were missing, now the new disclaimers added in the film has raised questions as to how the film will be viewed and certified by the CBFC.
While the latter is something that cannot be ignored, we are happy that the film will soon see the light of the day. An exhibitor told DNA, “There’s been no official intimation from the producers. Whenever they plan to release it, we will be happy to give them the promised number of screens.” Another source says, “Once the certificate comes, the producers will decide when they want to release Padmavati. As of now, they’re looking at January 5 and January 12.”
Coming back to the film Hamari Jaan Ho Tum, the film will feature two newcomers.