​Madhur Bhandarkar’s inspiration from real life for Calendar Girls

Madhur Bhandarkar is known to take inspiration from real life instances for his Bollywood movies, be it in ‘Fashion’ or for ‘Heroine’. For his next project, ‘Calendar Girls’, Madhur did extensive research. He said, “I have always been inspired by reality. I met ex-calendar girls, several of them have gone anonymous now. It is a platform every year, after which other girls come next year and the fame gets over for the previous lot. I met many of them who had left the profession completely, and that was interesting. Initially people were very reluctant to come forward, to share their journey of a year, what all happens and all the truth behind it. But it is a very emotional journey from different places.”