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Sanjay Leela Bhansali bans mobile phones on film sets

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 01, 2012
First Published: 15:45 IST(1/12/2012) | Last Updated: 18:50 IST(1/12/2012)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a man with a very strict plan. After images from the sets of his tentatively titled film, Ram Leela were leaked, the furious filmmaker made a rule and was very firm to enforce it.

A source close to the film reveals, “The fact that the images were leaked didn’t go down too well with Sanjay. Though the images weren’t very clear, he was angry because he doesn’t want anyone to know what the set looks like or about everything that he has planned for the film.” And it’s for the same reason, the source says, that Bhansali has banned the usage of cell phones on the sets.

“Sanjay has asked his entire unit, including the lead actors, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, to not use their mobiles while shooting. He does not want another fiasco and has made it clear that whoever enters the sets will have to switch off their phones. He does it himself now, which is why he’s unavailable most of the times,” the source says.

Recently, even Milan Luthria had banned the use of phones to avoid photo leaks on the sets of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, in Oman.
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