Sanjay Leela Bhansali: News

Known for his grand and lavish film set-ups, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is a film and music director, producer, and screenwriter in Hindi cinema. He started his career as an assistant to Vindu Vinod Chopra, with whom he had a falling out. In 1996, Bhansali made his debut as a director with the film 'Khamoshi'. Even though the movie did not do well at the box office, it earned the Best Film Critics Award at Filmfare. He made his name in the industry with 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', which premiered at the International Film Festival of India (1999), and won many awards, including four National and nine Filmfare Awards. In the following years, 'Devdas' (2002) got him international recognition, and 'Black' (2005) earned eleven awards at Filmfare. 'Ramleela', 'Mary Kom', 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Padmaavat' became some of his hit movies. Bhansali is known for making and breaking his records at Filmfare. In 2015, he was awarded Padma Shri Award by the Government of India.

05 Jul 2024

Alia Bhatt

'Munjya' star Abhay Verma was almost part of 'The Archies'

Abhay Verma, who is garnering acclaim for Munjya, recently revealed that he had auditioned for Zoya Akhtar's much-anticipated film The Archies, but eventually chose to work on another project titled Safed.

03 Jul 2024


Sharvari manifests a role in 'Barbie' director Greta Gerwig's film

Bollywood actor Sharvari celebrated the success of her recent supernatural horror-comedy Munjya, which has entered the prestigious ₹100cr club.

27 Jun 2024

Ranbir Kapoor

SLB yet to start 'Heeramandi 2' work, reveals production designer

Renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, also known as SLB, appears to be prioritizing other projects over the second season of the popular show Heeramandi.

23 Jun 2024


Manisha Koirala to skip Sonakshi-Zaheer's reception due to prior commitments

Actor Manisha Koirala has confirmed her inability to attend the wedding reception of Sonakshi Sinha, despite their close relationship.

15 Jun 2024


'Deep dark cave': Fardeen Khan on his battle with depression

Fardeen Khan, who has recently returned to showbiz after 14 years with Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, recently shared his experiences with depression.

13 Jun 2024

Salman Khan

Leaked audio invite confirms Sonakshi Sinha-Zaheer Iqbal's wedding date

Bollywood stars Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal are actively preparing for a private wedding ceremony on June 23.

09 Jun 2024

Farida Jalal

Farida Jalal disappointed by Shah Rukh Khan's 'secretary': Here's why

Veteran Bollywood actor Farida Jalal has expressed her struggles in reaching out to superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

09 Jun 2024

Mary Kom

Sharmin Segal was paid ₹7,500 for assisting on 'Mary Kom'

Sharmin Segal, currently in the news for her role in Heeramandi, recently revealed that she started her film journey as an assistant director on Priyanka Chopra Jonas's Mary Kom.

05 Jun 2024

Manisha Koirala

Uncle SLB didn't favor Sharmin Segal on 'Heeramandi' set

Sharmin Segal, the actor who played Alamzeb in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's debut web series Heeramandi, has dismissed rumors of receiving preferential treatment from her uncle and director SLB.

03 Jun 2024

Aditi Rao Hydari

Fans want Aditi back, Sharmin Segal out of 'Heeramandi 2'

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's debut web series, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, made a splash worldwide with its opulent sets, captivating storyline, and standout performances.

03 Jun 2024

OTT releases

'Audience is king': Sharmin Segal addresses criticism for 'Heeramandi'

Sharmin Segal, who recently starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, has responded to the harsh trolling she faced for her performance in the show.

03 Jun 2024


Netflix renews Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Heeramandi' series for Season 2

Netflix has just dropped an exciting development: Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar is officially coming back for a second season.

28 May 2024


'Heeramandi's Taha Shah addresses dating rumors with co-star Pratibha Ranta

Taha Shah Badussha recognized for his portrayal of Tajdar Baloch in the Netflix series Heeramandi, recently addressed rumors about his personal life.

27 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Taha Shah Badussha says 'attended Cannes to make contacts'

Taha Shah Badussha, who recently starred in Netflix's Heeramandi, addressed the controversy surrounding his debut appearance at the 77th Cannes Film Festival in an interview with News18.

23 May 2024


SLB opens up about niece Sharmin Segal's performance in 'Heeramandi'

Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently shared his thoughts on the performance of his niece, Sharmin Segal, in his latest release, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar.

19 May 2024

Salman Khan

'Cares about me': Sanjay Leela Bhansali on relationship with Salman

Hugely successful Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently discussed his enduring friendship with actor Salman Khan, despite a fallout over their unrealized project Inshallah.

18 May 2024


Sanjay Leela Bhansali addresses 'Heeramandi' criticism and alleged historical inaccuracies 

Renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has responded to criticism regarding alleged historical inaccuracies in his latest project, Heeramandi.

12 May 2024

Aditi Rao Hydari

'Horrible': Aditi Rao Hydari on 'Heeramandi' co-star Sharmin Segal's trolling 

Aditi Rao Hydari, recognized for her role as Bibbojaan in the recent series Heeramandi, has publicly defended her co-star Sharmin Segal amid raging criticism.

12 May 2024


'Nerve-wracking, like debuting again': Fardeen Khan on comeback through 'Heeramandi'

After a 14-year break from the film industry, actor Fardeen Khan has made a successful comeback with his role in Heeramandi.

10 May 2024


'I'm a realist': Sharmin Segal on facing backlash for 'Heeramandi'

Sharmin Segal, the niece of renowned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has recently come under fire for her performance in the Netflix series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar.

09 May 2024


'Heeramandi': Shooting intimate scene gave Shruti Sharma body rashes 

Shruti Sharma, known for her role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's series Heeramandi, recently opened up about her experience filming an intimate scene with co-star Rajat Kaul.

05 May 2024

Aditi Rao Hydari

'Heeramandi': Aditi Rao discusses Sanjay Leela Bhansali's intense shooting process 

Aditi Rao Hydari, a key member of the predominantly female cast of Heeramandi, recently shared her experiences while filming the series.

05 May 2024

Shekhar Suman

Shekhar Suman says SLB's 'Heeramandi' is not his 'comeback'

Shekhar Suman, acclaimed for his recent portrayal of Zulfikar in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Netflix series Heeramandi, recently opened up about his experience working with the renowned director.

05 May 2024

Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha wishes to continue playing author-backed, dark roles 

Sonakshi Sinha is garnering praise for her work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's recent OTT series, Heeramandi.

03 May 2024


'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar' connects India and Pakistan, says Bhansali

Renowned Indian filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has recently launched a streaming series that highlights the shared cultural heritage of India and Pakistan.

02 May 2024

Richa Chadha

'Heeramandi': Richa Chadha rejected better role; wanted to 'surprise' audience

Richa Chadha, one of the many actors who embellishes Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi:The Diamond Bazar, has been lauded for her portrayal of Lajjo since the show's debut on Netflix on Wednesday.

01 May 2024

Manisha Koirala

These actors were Sanjay Leela Bhansali's original picks for 'Heeramandi'

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's debut web series, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, is finally landing on Netflix on Wednesday.

27 Apr 2024

Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha defends SLB against allegations of being short-tempered, temperamental

Richa Chadha, starring in the upcoming historical drama series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, has publicly defended director Sanjay Leela Bhansali against allegations of being "temperamental," an accusation he has contested frequently.

25 Apr 2024

Salman Khan

Salman, Alia, Rekha attend 'Heeramandi' premiere, photos go viral

We are just days away from the Netflix premiere of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's regal web series, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar.

23 Apr 2024


'Biggest set ever': Sanjay Leela Bhansali discusses 'Heeramandi's opulent vision

Excitement is in the air as Sanjay Leela Bhansali is set to make his grand entrance into the realm of streaming with the highly-anticipated eight-part series, Heeramandi.

06 Apr 2024

Shekhar Suman

Fardeen Khan, Shekhar Sumar radiate in new 'Heeramandi' posters

The upcoming OTT series Heeramandi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has finally unveiled the first look at its male leads, and we cannot hold our excitement!

06 Apr 2024

Ruskin Bond

Vikrant Massey to play blind musician in Ruskin Bond adaptation

Fresh off his 2023 hit 12th Fail, Vikrant Massey is now set to take on the role of a blind musician in his upcoming project, reported Peeping Moon.

06 Apr 2024


SLB's 'Heeramandi' to release theatrically as a three-hour epic: Report

In a first for Netflix India and potentially any global streaming service, the eight-episode-long Heeramandi might be transformed into a three-hour cinematic experience.

04 Apr 2024

Alia Bhatt

'Love & War': Alia Bhatt to play a jazz singer

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a maverick filmmaker and he has announced his upcoming romantic drama Love & War.

04 Apr 2024

Deepika Padukone

The Academy pays tribute to Deepika's 'Deewani Mastani'; see post

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently paid tribute to Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone on their official Instagram account.

03 Apr 2024

Sonakshi Sinha

'Tilasmi Bahein': Sonakshi mesmerizes in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Heeramandi' song 

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a maverick filmmaker known for his brilliant mounting and larger-than-life storytelling!

28 Mar 2024

Aditi Rao Hydari

'Heeramandi' OTT release date out: Cast, crew, storyline

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a maverick of Indian cinema and is known for his detailed larger-than-life storytelling.

29 Feb 2024

OTT releases

'Heeramandi' posters: Sanjay Leela Bhansali adds his signature regality 

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's highly anticipated magnum opus, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, has unveiled individual posters spotlighting its all-star ensemble, including Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharmin Segal, Richa Chadha, and Sanjeeda Shaikh.

24 Feb 2024

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Sanjay Leela Bhansali: His bankable leading stars

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the leading filmmakers in India. He is known for his larger-than-life films, grand sets, beautiful costumes, and more. Bhansali is a dream filmmaker for many actors. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.

04 Feb 2024


Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Black' turns 19; finally makes digital debut

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2005 gem Black, featuring megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji, finally made its digital debut on its 19th anniversary on Sunday.

01 Feb 2024


'Heeramandi' first look: Sanjay Leela Bhansali promises another magnificent title

This year's highly-anticipated web series is Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi, set for a Netflix release. The series has been in the making for very long now. It's considered to be Bhansali's dream project featuring a vast ensemble cast.

25 Jan 2024

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor raises fees to Rs. 65cr

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor—who delivered the biggest hit of his career through Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal—is now reaping the rewards of the action drama's success.

24 Jan 2024

Alia Bhatt

Sanjay Leela Bhansali confirms 'Love & War' starring Ranbir-Alia-Vicky

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is working on his next, but it's not Inshallah or Baiju Bawra!

23 Jan 2024


Sanjay Leela Bhansali to direct Ranbir-Alia-Vicky in modern love story

Renowned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is gearing up to create a contemporary love story, a departure from his usual historical dramas.

19 Jan 2024


Nayanthara apologizes for 'Annapoorani' controversy: 5 similar cases

India is a country heavily influenced by cinema and religion. From burning effigies to protests to calling for boycotts, film industries across the country have faced flak for allegedly hurting religious statements.

15 Dec 2023

Ram Mandir

Ram Mandir opening ceremony guest list; Akshay-Big B to attend

The highly anticipated Ram Mandir opening ceremony in Ayodhya is set for January 22, 2024, and many esteemed guests are expected to attend.

05 Dec 2023


Jaipur: Karni Sena chief shot dead, gangster claims responsibility

Unidentified gunmen shot dead Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS) President Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi in broad daylight in Rajasthan's Jaipur on Tuesday.

18 Oct 2023


Navratri 2023: Bollywood films that got the festive portrayal right 

One of the most spiritually significant and vibrant Hindu festivals, Navratri, the nine-night extravaganza dedicated to Goddess Durga is a time of colorful traditions, graceful dance performances, and elaborate rituals.

07 Oct 2023

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor to star in Vashu-Jackky Bhagnani's mythological epic: Report

Shahid Kapoor is all set to star in a mythological epic film produced by Pooja Entertainment, owned by Vashu Bhagnani and Jackky Bhagnani.