Sanjay Leela Bhansali knows exactly what he is doing. Unlike
many filmmakers, he is not scared of big names. This time, he
surprised everyone by taking on Shahrukh Khan. His film
Saawariya starring debutants Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam
Kapoor was released on the same day as that of Shahrukh's Om
Shanti Om this Diwali. Sanjay believed in himself, and at the
end of the day he came out victorious.
Sanjay is happy with the good opening of Saawariya. He
said that media manipulation went against the film but he is sure
that people will keep watching it. He added that collecting
Rs.500-570 million in its opening weekend in India alone is the
biggest opening for an Indian film with newcomers in the lead.
The director said that he is happy with way the audience has
responded. He is also happy that he has created a superstar in