National award winner Madhur Bhandarkar may have impressed the critics as well as the jury with his hardhitting films like CHANDNI BAR, PAGE 3 and TRAFFIC SIGNAL but there is no denying the fact that he has yet to taste big commercial success that will put him in the league of the Priyadarshans and the Anees Bazmees of Bollywood. His first big budgeted venture, AAN MEN AT WORK with top actors like Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Shatrughan Sinha failed to make any impact at the ticket window. Even CORPORATE which starred frontline actress, Bipasha Basu tanked and his last film, TRAFFIC SIGNAL may have won him a National Award but it too sank without a trace.
This time around Bhandarkar is the joint producer (along with UTV Motion Pictures) and is pumping in a lot of money on his high budgeted (1820 crore) Priyanka Chopra starrer, FASHION. So, should we expect a reversal in fortune for Madhur?
Well, as per a reputed trade expert, going by the excellent response to the promos as well as its music album, it seems like Madhur is on track to taste his first big commercial success.
In fact, from the trailor, the film looks like it is packed with all the masala, including emotions. Since no one has made a film on the fashion industry before this, it should also have the novelty factor going in its favour.