Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shahrukh Khan share an awkward relationship. They both faced each other at the box office with their respective Christmas releases, ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani,’. Though they have however managed to remain cordial with each other in public.
“I’m a filmmaker, he’s the biggest star, loved by millions. There’s no comparison. Shah Rukh made ‘Devdas’ for me and I made it for him. He’s special to me and I think I am special for him. We are and will always be good friends. We are both here for the love of making movies,” Bhansali had said last month.
On Tuesday night, SRK and Bhansali faced each other at a musical awards ceremony. Bhansali was seated with his mother, Leela, in the front row and was at the receiving end of a bear hug from the King Khan who had just arrived. SRK touched the Bhansali matriarch’s feet and was met with blessings and a hug. “Shah Rukh patiently waited for Bhansali and sat next to him. The two immediately got talking about movies,” as reported by Mirror.
Bhansali is supposed to announce his next big project for 2016 soon. “SRK has been eager to work with Bhansali and even requested him to direct a film which could be co-produced by them,” the source adds. After the Mirchi Music Awards, the duo headed out for a late dinner at Bhansali’s residence and chatted for hours.
There are also reports that Ranveer and Deepika Padukone, will be roped in for a third project with the filmmaker. But nothing is finalized yet.
Apparently SRK is taking a break from masala films and is concentrating more on content oriented films. So it will not be a surprise if we see SRK in Bhansali’s next.