Calendar Girls will shock the audience with stark reality of glamour World: Madhur Bhandarkar

Kolkata, September 15. 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Madhur Bhandarkar, the director and producer who is known to make women centric films which deals with issues of women exploitations is all set with his latest release ‘Calendar Girls’. The movie revolves round the life of calendar girls and the compromises they have to make for achieving their ambitions.

Recently Madhur Bhandarkar and his team of calendar girls which comprised of Kyra Dutt, Satarupa Pyne, Ruhi Singh, Avani Modi and Akansha Puri  visited Kolkata to promote the film. On the occasion Madhur Bhandarkar told WBRi, “I have shown 75 percent of reality in Calendar Girls. Glamour Industry is as huge as a sea and I had ample examples, incidents and reports to form the story.  This film is going to be very hard hitting, real and shocking. This film also has portrayed the emotional journey the calendar girls have to go through.”

                                 Madhur Bhandarkar with the calendar girls

When WBRi asked Bhandarkar that what effect the film would have on the aspiring calendar girls. He said, “Yes I have captured the dark sides of the glamour world in this film just like I did in many of my past films. But still every field has its Pros and Cons. Like we say Politics is very dirty thing but does that mean that people would not join politics? Same goes for corporate world. I had previously made the film Corporate showing the dark secrets of corporate culture and what it costs to climb the corporate ladder. But the film never stops people from aspiring for corporate jobs.”

                                                     Ruhi Singh

WBRi also asked the director about how challenging was it to bring the Calendar girls from calendar to the movie. The director said, “It was quite challenging as many people did not want to talk or reluctant to talk on this issue but I did the research for a long time spanning over months. It was more so challenging as my film has characters who are coming from different parts of India and that made it more challenging. But I stick to my goal and the audience will see the result in the film.”

                                                         Akansha Puri

                                                                   Avani Modi

About his expectations from the movies reception in Kolkata, he said, “I love Kolkata a lot and my movies here have always been received well. Even legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen loved my movie. I had went to his house to meet him. He loved my movies which I presented him in DVDs. I am also an ardent fan of Bengali movies which are always high on content. I am sure audience from this part of the country will love this movie just as they did before.”

The movie releases on 25th September.

Reporting by Jyoti Prakash Mandal

Phoot: Biswajit Saha