Sanjay Leela Bhansali Was Asked To Choose Between Deepika Padukone & Alia Bhatt: Check out His Response!

Director ‘Sanjay Leela Bhansali’ always made headlines with his storyline and celebs choices. Sanjay’s every project counted as the masterpiece in Bollywood. He has a third eye in the terms of direction, as well as casting. The way he portrays the reel life in front of the audience is unmatchable with anyone. His latest release ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is one the gem from his treasure of talent. As per his previous projects, the movie gets so much love and appreciation from the fans. Gangubai Kathiawadi is based on the real-life madam of a brothel who gave her life to make a better future for the Sex workers and their children.

In the latest interview with the Filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was asked about the difference between reel life Padmavati ‘Deepika Padukone’ and Gangubai ‘Alia Bhatt’. On this Bhansali answered, “They are different people. They have different approaches, they have different heights. They have different voices, they have different body language. They have different approaches to cinema. All that put together… Deepika is a beautiful girl, a wonderful actor. For me, Alia is a very beautiful girl, again a wonderful actor. But if I have to do Bajirao Mastani then I will have to have Deepika, and if I’m doing Gangubai, I will have to have Alia play it. So, each one has the power that they exude when they find a role that suits them, and you cannot give the wrong role to the wrong actor.”

We would remind you that, Bhansali worked with Alia for the very very first time in Gangubai Kathiawadi but he had worked with Deepika Padukone in several projects like Bajirao Mastani, Ram-Leela, and Padmavat. Further, he added, “Not that in the same breath I can say that Alia could not have played Mastani or Deepika could not have played Gangu. But I feel what casting I’ve done, keeping their essence, is the right casting. So, what Alia did for this role, only Alia could have done. And what Deepika did in those roles only Deepika could have done.”


Gangubai Kathiawadi becomes the blockbuster. Sanjay Leela Bhansali will soon work on Heeramandi streaming on the OTT platform.

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