Madhur Bhandarkar Talks About Calendar Girls

    Madhur Bhandarkar Talks About Calendar Girls

    Madhur Bhandarkar Talks About Calendar Girls

    Known for his industry driven films like Heroine, Page 3 and Fashion, director Madhur Bhandarkar has stated that his upcoming film Calendar Girls is quite different. The director wanted to keep the movie original and authentic and thus decided to step away from casting an established heroine. Calender Girls will be released on September 25 and is produced by Sangeeta Ahir and himself.

    Madhur said, “Calendar Girls is neither an extension nor similar to my earlier hit Fashion as problems faced by these girls are different from models, whose brand value stays longer than the calendar girls”. At a promotional event, the director talked about the film and said, “What intrigued me about Calendar Girls is that they are brands for just 365 days. That was interesting and I thought why shouldn’t a film be made on them and that’s how it all began. The story idea came after flipping through Vijay Mallya’s calendars of beautiful girls... I realised what happens to them after the calendars are made.. after that they vanish. Where they go, what they do... These questions interested me”.

    He shared his thoughts on his choice for the cast of the film saying, “The story demanded casting of newcomers more than established heroines, who would otherwise would have looked made-up. I am a storyteller, not a commercial filmmaker, a realistic filmmaker... Luckily I get box-office success, critical acclaim and sometimes a National Award. I am happy in my space. I am not a Rs 100 crore filmmaker. I am cool in what I do. One should do things in any field in what he is comfortable with. I am comfortable with making realistic films”.