23 June, 2021

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

The director on Guzaarish, his latest production starring Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

What made you turn composer?

Music has always been the starting point of all my films. I wanted to do the songs for my characters so I thought why not?

What’s this talk of lovemaking scenes between Ash and Hrithik?

(Laughs) When you see it you’ll realise it’s unusual, beautiful, different, pure and sensitive.

It doesn’t look like a commercial film.

Why should we think only fluff is commercial? I don’t believe there’s a formula for commercial cinema. Guzaarish is hardcore drama, romance. It’s about suffering. Tell me one person who doesn’t identify with suffering.

You worked with Hrithik for the first time.

He’s marvellous. Committed, focused, always wanting the best. People said he’s too studied, he may want scenes in advance, but he’s spontaneous and spot on when he performs.

Aishwarya of course is your favourite.


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