Sanajay Leela Bhansali turns 53 today. He has given us some exceptional films and characters that can never be forgotten. Not all his films might have fetched him great numbers at the box office initially but he has brought out the best in every actor that he has worked with. Take for instance Rani in Black- that is considered to be her career- best performance till today; Or Hrithik in Guzaarish for that matter- he was phenomenal in the film! As Sanjay Leela Bhansali turns a year older today, here's taking a look at 5 best films helmed by the ace director.
Bhansali first ever film as a producer was Khamoshi. Before that he had worked as an Assistant Director in a couple of films. Though Khamoshi is a beautiful film, it didn't really do well at the box office at that time. Starring Nana Patekar, Manisha Koirala, Salman Khan, Seema Biswas and Helen Khamoshi is a heart- wrenching musical drama that will make you cry everytime you watch it.
Bajirao Mastani is his most successful project as a director so far. Not only did the film become a massive hit but it changed the way the world looks at Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. No doubt they are the finest actors in the Hindi film industry but Bajirao Mastani put them in a different league altogether. (ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh on Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali: It’s truly inexplicable the way he extracts great performances from his actors)
Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram Leela
SLB is a visionary and no director can bring life to his characters like the way Bhansali does. Deepika and Ranveer's hot onscreen chemistry got everyone talking and Ram Leela turned out to be a major turning point in their careers.
The story of Devdas is a very complex one and nobody else apart from Sanjay Leela Bhansali could have done justice to the story. Devdas is considered as one of his best works today. Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan delivered their best performance in the film and Devdas is one of those few films that will remain etched in hour hearts forever.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is a brilliantly written love story starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Ajay Devgn in lead roles. It changed the definition of love altogether for many of us and of course Aishwarya and Salman became the next big thing in Bollywood, thanks to this movie.
Currently, Bhansali is working on his next film Padmavati which embroiled itself into a BIG controversy last month. While Bhansali and his crew were shooting in Jaipur, prepping up for the next schedule of the film, some members of the Karni Sena stormed on the sets and caused ruckus there. The entire incident left the industry in a dire state of shock and everyone came out to speak in support of the filmmaker. We don't know when they will start shooting for the next schedule of Padmavati, but we hope that happens soon. The film is due in December 2017 this year.
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