Meet Odisha boy behind Bollywood magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ 3 Idiots, Bajirao Mastani etc

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Bhubaneswar: At a time when the trailer of upcoming Bollywood magnum opus ‘Padmavati’ is garnering appreciation from all corners, people of Odisha have a special reason to enjoy it even more. This is because a boy from the State has played a crucial role in the making of the mega budget period drama which is set to hit the screens on December 1.

here is the trailer of Padmavati

Nihar Ranjan Samal, a native of Jajpur in Odisha and an alumnus of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), has worked as sound designer for ‘Padmavati’.

Nihar, who won the National Award for his brilliant work in ‘Madras Cafe’ in 2013, had a 160-day tight schedule for ‘Padmavati’ at various locations in the country and now he exudes confidence and very pleased knowing that the film’s trailer is receiving good response.

He said the film has been shot in sync sound (used original sound from location instead of creating in studio) and it has its own challenges

“Sound designing for such type of films is really tough and at the same time, it’s quite a learning experience for a technician. I am glad that we have done justice to the script and vision of the director,” said the award-winning sound designer.

The star-studded film starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles is being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is considered a task master in Bollywood.

When asked whether he had any difference of opinion with the filmmaker during shooting, Nihar quickly adds “it happens in filmmaking and it’s good if one has a valid point”.

This is the second project for the Odisha boy with Bhansali after he did historical romance ‘Bajirao Mastani’ in 2015. Read more