Bollywood has seen a crop of new directors who are full of creative energy. Ashutosh Gowarikar, Sanjay Leela Bansali, Rakesh Mehra, Anurag Basu and Anurag Kashyap. However, Madhur Bhandarkar has made three films: Chandni Bar (2001), Page 3 (2005) and Traffic Signal (2007) and all the three films won National Awards. These films have strong story-lines and have female protagonists as lead characters.
Now Bhandarkar made Fashion with Priyanka Chopra in the lead. The film also features Kangana Ranaut, debutante Mugdha Godse, Manish Malhotra, Arjan Bajwa among others, is the most ambitious project of the director with a budget of over Rs 18 crores. Notably, the budget of his earlier films was less than Rs 5 crores.
The film Fashion is about the emotional journey of a model played by Priyanka Chopra and would be a landmark in her acting career.