Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Up Close and Personal

  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grandfather was an affluent man who stayed at a bungalow in Walkeshwar area of Mumbai but when he got bankrupt the entire family had to shift to a 200 sq ft place home.
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grandfather was an affluent man who stayed at a bungalow in Walkeshwar area of Mumbai but when he got bankrupt the entire family had to shift to a 200 sq ft place home.
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali did his editing course at the FTII but was kicked out of the institute on account of not submitting his diploma film. Sanjay was given the short film of Dilip Ghosh to edit but as the two did not get along, he appealed to the director of the institute and requested for a change. The appeal was turned down and later on Bhansali filed a court case which he subsequently lost.
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali did his editing course at the FTII but was kicked out of the institute on account of not submitting his diploma film. Sanjay was given the short film of Dilip Ghosh to edit but as the two did not get along, he appealed to the director of the institute and requested for a change. The appeal was turned down and later on Bhansali filed a court case which he subsequently lost.
  • During FTII days, Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur fame) stayed right next to Bhansali's room while Rajkumar Hirani stayed on the same floor. Bhansali during his entire stay at FTII hostel interacted with the two with just a 'hello'.
    During FTII days, Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur fame) stayed right next to Bhansali's room while Rajkumar Hirani stayed on the same floor. Bhansali during his entire stay at FTII hostel interacted with the two with just a 'hello'.
  • After his FTII stint was over, he was soon hired by Vidhu Vinod Chopra to shoot a song for 'Parinda'. Later on Bhansali directed all the songs from Chopra's lyrical '1942 - A Love Story'. Bhansali assisted Vidhu Vinod Chopra for seven years.
    After his FTII stint was over, he was soon hired by Vidhu Vinod Chopra to shoot a song for 'Parinda'. Later on Bhansali directed all the songs from Chopra's lyrical '1942 - A Love Story'. Bhansali assisted Vidhu Vinod Chopra for seven years.
  • He met Salman Khan for the first time at Filmistan Studios where he had gone to narrate him the story of 'Khamoshi'. The day was also his birthday and had to wait for six hours before Salman Khan gave him an audience. Salman was already briefed about him by Farah Khan and Sajid Khan.
    He met Salman Khan for the first time at Filmistan Studios where he had gone to narrate him the story of 'Khamoshi'. The day was also his birthday and had to wait for six hours before Salman Khan gave him an audience. Salman was already briefed about him by Farah Khan and Sajid Khan.
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali spent the day of Diwali post the release of 'Saawariya' crying alone in his room. The debacle of 'Saawariya' was a trauma which left a deep scar on him.
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali spent the day of Diwali post the release of 'Saawariya' crying alone in his room. The debacle of 'Saawariya' was a trauma which left a deep scar on him.
  • Sanjay's parents did not share a cordial relationship. But the day his father was in coma, his mother sat besides him holding his hands and he kept saying - Leela, Leela. That was the day he decided to incorporate his mother's name as his middle name.
    Sanjay's parents did not share a cordial relationship. But the day his father was in coma, his mother sat besides him holding his hands and he kept saying - Leela, Leela. That was the day he decided to incorporate his mother's name as his middle name.
  • It was at the screening of 'Raja Hindustani' that Aishwarya Rai met him for the first time and shook his hands saying that she loved his 'Khamoshi'. It was at that moment he said to himself - 'Yahi Toh Hai Meri Nandini' (the character that Aishwarya Rai eventually played in the blockbuster 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam')
    It was at the screening of 'Raja Hindustani' that Aishwarya Rai met him for the first time and shook his hands saying that she loved his 'Khamoshi'. It was at that moment he said to himself - 'Yahi Toh Hai Meri Nandini' (the character that Aishwarya Rai eventually played in the blockbuster 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam')
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to be a task master while he dons the directors hat. However, not many know that he absolutely adores his pet bulldog and his official page has severalpics of him with his furry friend.
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to be a task master while he dons the directors hat. However, not many know that he absolutely adores his pet bulldog and his official page has severalpics of him with his furry friend.
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grandfather was an affluent man who stayed at a bungalow in Walkeshwar area of Mumbai but when he got bankrupt the entire family had to shift to a 200 sq ft place home.

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