Vishal Bhardwaj ‘accidental’ romance with William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

Vastavam web: It was love at first sight for Vishal Bhardwaj when he chanced upon William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and found his Mumbai-based gangster drama “Maqbool” in the tragedy, making the Bard his biggest source of inspiration. Bhardwaj, who has also given Shakespearean tragedies — “Othello” (Omkara) and “Hamlet” (Haider)– an interesting twist to suit Indian sensibilities, says his instant connection with the author’s writings was an accident.