Sanjay B Jumaani, the world’s leading numerologist, explains why 12/1/2018 is the best day for SLB to release Padmavati


The fate of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati is on many minds. The producer of the film, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, has deferred its release from December 1 to an unconfirmed date in the immediate future. Everybody is guessing what this date might be. Going by the science of numbers, I would like to tell the filmmakers that 12/1/2018 is the best possible date for the film’s release.

I have never been ambiguous about predicting Bollywood films. Recently, I did Golmaal Again and Judwaa 2. In the past, among many others, I did Bhansali’s Ram Leela. But given the controversy, it wasn’t easy predicting Padmavati. For instance, Ram Leela by default added to 24, 2+4= 6, and No. 6 is Venus – the number of Entertainment. So I had no hesitation in prediction that Bhansali’s 2013 romantic crime drama that brought Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone together would be a blockbuster. No wonder the Ram Leela is India’s longest playing theatre production and oldest form of folk entertainment!
Now here’s how I based my prediction for Padmavati.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also blessed with the power of 24 as he’s born on February 24. No. 6 Venus-governed people have luxurious tastes especially in music and costumes and they are lavish in their spending. Bhansali is no exception.

The numbers 3, 6 and 9 are a family; they gel with each other, and Padmavati adds up to 30. But 30, as per Numerology, is like a wheel of fortune – it can turn any way. And 30 has two figures ‘3’ (Jupiter – the number of Wealth) and ‘0’ (which is a zero). This means that the No. 6 (Bhansali) person is likely to put aside material gains to pursue his wishes. It can work out powerfully or indifferently according to the will or desire of the person. This is the case here as Bhansali has chosen to go after a subject he was aware could make heads roll. So far he has only suffered a blackened face and burned sets.

The good news for the beleaguered filmmaker and controversial film is that all the three main actors of Padmavati are very well placed, indeed. Deepika Padukone (5/01/1986) can bail the film out as she’s a No. 5 and in her 32nd (5) year.

While Ranveer Singh (6/7/1985) is a No. 6 in his 33rd (6) year! Shahid Kapoor’s name adds to No. 1 (Sun) same as his Destiny Number (25+2+1981=1) and the actor’s in his 37th (1) year too!

Buzz is that the most probable dates for the release of the film, though not announced yet, are likely to be 12/1, 19/1 or 26/1/2018. According to Numerology, 12+1+2018=6 and would be very apt for the film. Remember I said 3, 6, 9 are a family, Padmavati adds to 3 too, so does the 12th.

My second choice would be 19/1. This is not really a disastrous date. But matters could get infinitely worse if the filmmakers choose 26/1 to release Padmavati. No doubt, it is Republic Day and a big holiday, but 26=8, which is Saturn, the Lord of Trials! I had warned Shah Rukh Khan against releasing his epic historical drama Asoka on October 26, 2001. He didn’t pay heed and Destiny had Her way. The film bombed!

For this very reason I have asked the maker of PadMan, my client KriArj, to release the film a day earlier than its announced date of 26/1. Another client, Aanand L Rai, followed the same advice and pre-released Newton by a day before its Friday, 22/9 release, and the film was nominated as India’s entry to the Oscars and made Rs. 24 crores which was like a distant dream for this genre of film.

My tip to Sanjay Leela Bhansali (from one Sanjay to another) is this: Keep your mental outlook positive. Lady Luck (Deepika aka, Padmavati) is with you and so are the two heroes, Ranveer and Shahid!