Shahrukh Khan's movie Dilwale and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Bajirao Mastani are releasing on the same date in December. But this box office clash has not affected their friendship. Talking about Shahrukh, Sanjay recently told that, SRK says that his films are emotionally violent.
In an interview to HT, Sanjay Leela Bhansali talked about his old friend Shahrukh Khan and said, ''Shahrukh Khan has categorically told me, ‘Your films are emotionally violent. They have no action, but there is a lot of emotional violence. My cinema is about finding strength in the most difficult moments. My stories can never be complete; I don't like completeness.'''
Sanjay Leela Bhansali further added, ''I talk to Shahrukh as well as Salman Khan. I met SRK the other day at Amitji's (Amitabh Bachchan) party, and we hugged and chatted. Of all the actors that I have worked with, I have met Shahrukh the most. I am not here to be enemies with anyone.''
''I have great respect for him. His next film (a Rohit Shetty directorial) is different, and so is mine. They should both do well in today's times, when there are so many screens. Why are we making an election campaign with these films, wondering which party will win?'' Sanjay Leela Bhansali said.
''This isn't politics, or a sport. SRK is a huge star, a great person and a wonderful friend. I don't have reasons to spoil relationships with people. I enjoy my conversations with him. I am very fond of him,'' he added.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani and Shahrukh Khan's Dilwale will hit the screens on December 18th.
Shahrukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have worked together in the supehit film Devdas. Now, both SRK and Sanjay will face a box office clash with Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani as both the films are releasing on the same date.
Talking about his films, Sanjay leela Bhansali said, ''If you can wait for 33 years to get your first shot in place, then you can do wait for 12 years to make your dream film.''
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Film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali further added, ''It has taken me 12 years to make Bajirao Mastani, as it was in my destiny, and it had to take that much time.''
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''Maybe, my hair had to turn grey, and I had to become wiser. Every film has its own destiny, and so, this had to be born in 2015, the director added.
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''I have made this film with such joy and love. I have nurtured it,'' Sanjay Leela Bhansali revealed.
Bajirao Mastani stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles.