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‘Mithun’s Hawaizaada role modelled on Bhansali’

“I’ve studied in that school. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali school of filmmaking. I’ve learnt whatever I have to learn about filmmaking from him. So it is only natural that I hold his influence in my creativity,” said Puri.

The debutant director goes a step further to reveal that the mentor-pupil relationship in Hawaizaada is modelled on his own stormy relationship with Bhansali.

“The relationship between Mithun da (Mithun Chakraborty) and Ayushmann (Khurrana) is modelled on my own rapport with Sanjay sir. We’d have heated arguments and I’d storm off threatening to never return.
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