It seems "Ram-leela" fever has hit Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as he just can't have enough of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest film. he wqre said that he wanted to watch the film again despite watching it thrice in 24 hours.
"There is a certain joy in acknowledging the accomplishments of another .. I did so today for 'Ram Leela', the film and its glorious cast and crew .. with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, with Deepika and Ranveer and Supriya and Richa .. all that have made this film a most memorable experience for me," wrote Amitabh on his blog.
"I have watched it 3 times over in the last 24 hours and still desire more .. those late hours that you have been noticing on timelines of this extraordinary medium, is so because of this most enjoyable activity of mine .. so I wrote to them and sent them flowers and spoke to some and the delight that it gives me in doing so cannot be explained," he added.
The 71-year-old actor is all praise for the young actors for their talent and professionalism.
"I relish the professionalism of those of this generation ... I am in awe of their accomplishments in such short period .. the sincerity and the absolute correct note in their early performances is incredible," he wrote. "How they are able to get the tone balance and graph of the characters they play to perfection is a mystery to me, and I shall always laud them for it .. they are truly the brightest future of cinema in India .. and I am filled with pride that I form a small portion of this fraternity."
"Ram-leela", starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles, was released in nearly 3,000 screens in India and 500 screens abroad on Friday after getting favourable reviews from critics.
Made on an estimate budget of ₹35 crore, the adaptation of William Shakespeare's epic love story "Romeo and Juliet" earned ₹16 crore on the opening day and went on to collect over ₹50 crore in just three days, covering the cost of production.
The film was hit by controversy after some communities protested against its content and title. The makers of the film changed the title to "Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-leela" following an order by the Delhi High Court and changed a few controversial words in compliance with the demand of the protesters.