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Sanjay wishes to share screen space with Rakhi

Friday, May 04, 2007

If Mallika Sherawat hit the headlines with her mindblowing quotes that made her the Queen of Quotes, the in-your-face bindaas 'item-girl' Rakhi Sawant who has taken over the reins from Mallika, has done it again!

Rakhi put the celebrated Black and Devdas maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in a corner and compelled him to draw parallels between her and Mallika, the two Bollywood oomph girls.

Bhansali said that he appreciates Rakhi's steadfast loyalty to her humble beginnings and would have loved to share space with the lady on the popular television show 'Koffee With Karan' on Sunday last. "Karan should've asked me. I'd have happily gone (to share screen space with Rakhi on the show). If I can appear with Mallika, why not Rakhi?" Bhansali admitted to a news agency.

The provocation probably was that Rakhi's now-famous "bluntness" must have given Bhansali an ego boost when she told the host Karan Johar that she liked his films but confessed and stressed that it was Sanjay Leela Bhansali who was her favourite filmmaker.

The gracious Karan agreed with a smile and went on to heap praises on Bhansali, and Bhansali had only then accidentally tuned on to the programme for relief from fatigue and headache.

"...When I heard Rakhi talking about me, (I though it was) so sweet! ...She won my heart when I was feeling so low on Sunday... I think she's so spunky, lively, honest and straightforward. I really like that. Coming from a very humble background myself, I share Rakhi's pride for my roots and a don't-give-a-damn disdain for snobs," Bhansali confessed later.

Bhansali went as far as to invite the sweet and spunky Rakhi to the sets of his film Saawariya which itself boasts some more sweet and spunky women like Zohra Sehgal, Begum Para, Asha Sachdev, Rani Mukherjee and Rakhi on the sets.

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