9 Facts About Sanjay Leela Bhansali

1. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an Indian filmmaker, director, screenwriter, and music composer who is known for his work in Hindi cinema.

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2. In 2006, Sanjay Leela Bhansali participated as a judge on reality TV show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa alongside Farah Khan and Shilpa Shetty.

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3. In 2008, Sanjay Leela Bhansali staged the opera Padmavati, an adaption of the 1923 ballet written by Albert Roussel.

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4. In 2010, Sanjay Leela Bhansali released Guzaarish, starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, in which he made his debut in music direction.

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5. In 2012, Sanjay Leela Bhansali produced Rowdy Rathore, a remake of the Telugu film Vikramarkudu, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha and directed by Prabhu Deva.

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6. The film garnered several award nominations for Sanjay Leela Bhansali including Best Film and Best Director nominations at Filmfare.

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7. At the 62nd National Film Awards, Sanjay Leela Bhansali received another National Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for the film.

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8. The descendants of Bajirao I and Mastani expressed their disapproval of this film, claiming excessive creative liberty by Sanjay Leela Bhansali causing wrongful portrayal of their ancestors.

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9. In 2021, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is coming up with Gangubai Kathiawadi, a biographical crime film based on a chapter of Hussain Zaidi's book Mafia Queens of Mumbai.

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