Guwahati News Desk: The eminent filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali celebrated 25 years in the film industry on Monday.
The official account of Bhansali Productions, on Monday took to Twitter and shared a montage of his films, chronicling his Bollywood journey through his work.
The tweet read, “As we celebrate #25YearsOfSLB, we relive every moment of curating these handmade films just for you. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.”
Regarding Bhansali’s journey, he has emerged as one of the biggest filmmakers of the country in the last two decades, after making his directorial debut with the 1996 drama “Khamoshi: The Musical“, featuring Manisha Koirala, Salman Khan, Nana Patekar and Seem Biswas.
However, it was the 1999 romantic-drama “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam“, featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman and Ajay Devgn, which got him nationwide acclaim. This particular film, brought out his penchant for larger than life storytelling through a star-studded cast, memorable ballads and lavishly mounted sets.
Post the success of “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam“, Bhansali helmed acclaimed blockbuster dramas like the 2002 remake of “Devdas“, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya, and Madhuri Dixit Nene; megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji-starrer “Black” (2005), and the 2010 romance drama “Guzaarish“, starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya.
In his 2007 romance drama “Saawariya“, Bhansali launched two new faces belonging to film families – Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.
He then recreated Shakespeare’s tragic romance ‘Romeo and Juliet‘ on screen in 2013’s “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela” with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, before changing gears to period dramas like “Bajirao Mastani” (2015) and “Padmaavat” in 2018.
The special anniversary video ended with the quote of the 58-year-old director.
Bhansali said, “I have enjoyed every minute of making films these 25 years… And still a long way to go.”
In his career, the director has bagged four National Film Awards for his work in movies like, “Devdas“, “Black“, “Bajirao Mastani” and his last directorial, “Padmaavat“.
Apart from direction, writing and production, Bhansali has also worked as an editor and music composer on some of his films.
Currently, the filmmaker is gearing up for the release of his upcoming drama, “Gangubai Kathiawadi“. The film is headlined by Alia Bhatt and is awaiting a theatrical release.