Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a prominent Bollywood film director, celebrates his 59th birthday today. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was born in Mumbai on February 24, 1964. 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,' 'Devdas,' 'Bajirao Mastani,' 'Padmaavat,' and 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela' are among Bhansali's most well-known films. Gangubai Kathiawadi is Bhansali's forthcoming film. In this film, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will play the key roles. On February 25, the film will be distributed in theatres around the country.
Let us state that this film is extremely close to Bhansali and this is Bhansali's 'dream project,' according to him. Let us tell you that we are aware of some unique and fascinating facts about director Sanjay Leela Bhansali as a result of all of this.
In Bollywood, Bhansali is recognized as a multitasker, in addition to directing films, he also produces, composes music, and writes screenplays. Bhansali wanted to be a part of the film industry since he was a child, so he studied at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. He also took an editing course after that.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali began working with director Vidhu Vinod Chopra after completing a filmmaking course at FTII. Sanjay made his directorial debut with the film 'Khamoshi' in 1996. He did, however, work as an assistant director in 'Parinda' (1989) and '1942: A Love Story' prior to the premiere of this picture (1994). With 'Parinda,' he made his directorial debut.
Leela Bhansali, Bhansali's mother, was very close to him. Leela was his mother's name. He is claimed to have added his mother Leela's name to his own name just as a respect to her. As a result, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is his entire name. The reason for putting his mother's name in front of his name is really poignant.
According to legend, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had a tough upbringing. Bhansali has also had to deal with financial difficulties in his life. People used to come to his residence asking for money and insulting him, according to media accounts. The cause of all of this was his father, who worked as a producer but became severely alcoholic as a result of his failure to succeed in his business. He wasn't even aware that he was responsible for his family. In this situation, his wife, Sanjay Bhansali's mother Leela Bhansali, assumed responsibility for the entire house.
She used to act on stage to help support the family, and the rest of the time she taught her children how to sew by mending other people's clothes. Sanjay's mother, Leela Bhansali, has had a difficult life, which is why Bhansali incorporated her mother's name into his own, and he is now known as Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
If you look closely at Sanjay Leela Bhansali's films, you'll see that he feature content that is near to love and has heartbreaking feelings. Sanjay Leela Bhansali never fails to fails to fill emotion into his fans through his films.
The movie had made a lot of money at the box office. When he made the film 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, and Aishwarya Rai in 1999, his luck changed. This film was produced, directed, and written by Bhansali. ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ was a career-defining film for Bhansali.
This film showcased Sanjay's talent and his ability to direct films. Sanjay was elevated to the ranks of Bollywood's top filmmakers as a result of the success of this film. He never looked back after that. Following this, Bhansali's films Devdas, Black, Saawariya, Guzaarish, Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ramleela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat were super hits.
Padmaavat and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramleela were in a lot of controversy during the time of its release. Members of the Karni Sena slapped and beat Bhansali during a heated demonstration at Jaigarh fort in Jaipur, where Bhansali was filming Padmaavat.
Let us tell you that Bhansali has delivered one of his best films to date. Although several of his films were contentious, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was praised for them once they were released.
Bhansali's forthcoming flicks will include another another fantastic film. This is the film 'Gangubai Kathiawadi,' in which Alia Bhatt will appear in the title name. The film is based on a chapter from the novel ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ by Hussain Zaidi. Gangubai was the owner of a brodal in Mumbai's Kamathipura neighborhood and the film will be released on February 25. Following that, Mann Bairagi, Heera Mandi, Baiju Bawra, Inshallah, and other films are on the schedule.