Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a magician they are saying, for he makes each movie look bigger than life. All his lead actors are in awe of how detail-oriented he’s. As we rejoice 20 Years of Devdas immediately – a movie with an ensemble forged and a few eternally memorable performances, we shed some mild on the best way he expressed the attractive bond he has together with his main girl – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who has labored with him in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam as Nandini, Devadas as Paro and Guzaarish as Sophia. Excerpts from an interview with Filmfare from the archives.
1) On the belief they share
20 years again the magical compilation of stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Madhuri Dixit gave a timeless love saga like Devdas. As we recall the attractive moments the movie gave to us, somewhat excerpt from this throwback interview has Sanjay Leela Bhansali expressing his gratitude to Aishwarya for believing in him at a time when issues went bitter. He had gone to her with the script of Guzaarish, 8 years after Devdas, in the meantime, Sawaariya, which was Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor’s debut movie, hadn’t fairly performed so nicely. Nevertheless, Aishwarya had full religion in him as she acknowledged, “I need to say sure first, hear the script later.” Sanjay Leela Bhansali was actually grateful as he went on so as to add, “That’s what an individual who believes in you and your expertise is all about. The type of maturity, grace, and dignity I needed for my character Sophia in Guzaarish was one thing solely Ash might have.” He additional elaborated on how he at all times needed to point out a distinct side of the fantastic thing about Aishwarya on this movie. Part of which he had not explored, he needed to focus on the quiet power that the character within the movie Guzaarish demanded.
2) Eyes talking louder than phrases
Be it Devdas or Hum Dil De Chuka Sanam – Aishwarya had a distinct persona to deliver to life on display screen, nonetheless, her eyes have at all times been probably the most fetching a part of her magnificence. Addressing the identical, Sanjay Leela Bhansali commented, “There’s one thing in her eyes. That’s an important side of her magnificence. They don’t seem to be ‘regular’. They’re so highly effective that even in case you don’t give her dialogue, they emote.” He went on to disclose that he had first met Aishwarya on the screening of Raja Hindustani, the place she had come and launched herself as Aishwarya Rai, and that he beloved his movie Khamoshi. As destiny could have it, SLB was on the lookout for his Nandini these days, and there started a good looking journey between the 2. Although individuals judged his selections for Aishwarya as Miss World, in any case, he knew she had it in her.
3) Their Connection
SLB has undeterred confidence relating to their connection, he acknowledged, “I consider our relationship will not be confined to this lifetime. It’s a deeper bond. My assistants are shocked on the understanding we share. Even earlier than I might clarify the scene to her she’d have understood it.” Whereas Devdas had her play a younger demure woman who makes power her strongest attribute within the face of adversities, Guzaarish had her character emote and really feel in the meanwhile. So sturdy was the understanding between the 2 that she embodied the traits of Sophia naturally, and simply what SLB was on the lookout for.
4) Desirous to make a film based mostly on Taj Mahal for her
SLB went on to specific how each movie he has taken to her, has chronicled her altering aspects over time. He mentioned he would like to make a film on Taj Mahal for her. He believes as a filmmaker, the best present he has bought is to seize Aishwarya’s journey by way of love, happiness, and anguish – all three phases which he has efficiently captured within the movie.
5) The Love-Hate relationship
SLB talks concerning the love-hate relationship he has with Aishwarya. He shares a good looking thought as he mentions, “I like her so much and I additionally hate her. However I hate her in a constructive method. Typically you hate an individual’s guts, her audacity. On the finish of the day, she’s Aishwarya Rai and he or she’s not going to succumb to any stress.” The ace filmmaker believes it’s the mixture of feelings of their relationship that makes it a good looking one. There are many occasions when the duo does agree with one another on lots of phrases, however regardless of the fights and disagreements – the care and concern proven by the 2, in the direction of one another is irreplaceable.
6) The eternal reminiscences
SLB specifies the highlights of working along with her. The best way she swooned to the tunes of Dola Re Dola regardless of having aching earlobes. Working throughout the desert at 35 Levels temperature for the opening scene of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam or dancing with bruised toes for the long-lasting Nimbooda Nimbooda. What appeals to SLB is the truth that Aishwarya has a good looking face, however it’s her thoughts that is all of the extra lovely.
7) At all times a celebrity
Aishwarya may need climbed up the ladder and immediately she has a character and notion to stay as much as. However, SLB speaks of the innocence she nonetheless has inside her. The identical laughter and the identical enthusiasm that she brings with herself to the units, nonetheless by no means fails to realize again the respect she has earned. She is aware of the place to attract the road between being an artist and being the lady that she is, the thriller is what makes her so ethereal.