Posted on August 21, 2015 at 8:44 pm

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Deepika Padukone and Vijay Mallya Inspire Characters in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Calendar Girls!

Madhur Bhandarkar, the maker of Fashion and Heroine is getting all geared up for his next film, Calendar Girls and it’s already creating a huge buzz in B-town! Bhandarkar reveals that it was Deepika Padukone and business tycoon Vijay Mallya that inspired him to make the film.

Madhur Bhandarkar said,

We have taken inspiration from a lot of people like Vijay Mallya… Who launches calendars every year. I share a good relationship with him. And Deepika who herself was a calendar girl.

Madhur added,

When I flipped the pages of calendar, launched by Mallya, I was intrigued to know more about them. How it gives them a platform to get noticed. I did speak to Vijay that I am making a film like this. I do plan to show him the film.

The film revolves around the life of five models, Paroma Ghosh, Nazneen Malik, Nandita Menon, Sharon Pinto and Mayuri Chauhan. The five girls gain popularity after featuring in famous calendars. Speaking about the story, Madhur Bhandarkar said,

The film is 75 percent based on real life incidents and 25 percent fiction. We have shown what happens in the life of calendar girls. What options they choose ahead for their career, the struggles they go through and how their life changes.

Calendar Girls is set to release this September 25, 2015. It’s a film about five models who go through various phases from fame to anonymity. The film stars, Akanksha Puri, Avani Modi, Kyra Dutt, Ruhi Singh and Satarupa Pyne in pivotal roles. Produced by Sangeeta Ahir’s, Manglmurti Films and directed by the man himself, Madhur Bhandarkar.