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.

01 Jun 2023


Ranveer Singh locks 'Baiju Bawra' and 'Don 3': Report

Ranveer Singh was the decade-defining actor of the 2010s. Ever since his debut, the actor has donned impeccable characters, his films have been moneyspinners and received critical acclaim. However, ever since the pandemic, he has not been able to strike the right chord.

01 May 2023

Bollywood Films

'Bedhadak,' 'Dostana 2': Bollywood movies running behind their original schedule

Aditya Dhar's ambitious project The Immortal Ashwatthama is back in the news and it has reportedly been shelved due to an exorbitant budget.

24 Apr 2023

OTT releases

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Heeramandi' might become a multi-season series: Reports

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the most celebrated filmmakers around the globe. The auteur is known for his mounting, extravagant sets, and brilliant storytelling.

23 Apr 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: How Bollywood has paid homage to playwright William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is considered the greatest, most respected playwright in the history of English literature, and his work has transcended the boundaries of languages, regions, and cultures.

19 Apr 2023


'Adipurush' aside, films that underwent changes due to public backlash

When the teaser of Prabhas-led Adipurush was released in October 2022, it met with widespread criticism over its VFX.

18 Mar 2023

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Sanjay Leela Bhansali to revive 'Inshallah' with '90s megastar: Report

A director par excellence, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has made an indelible mark in Bollywood with some incredible films like Bajirao Mastani, Devdas, Black, and most recently, Gangubai Kathiawadi.

25 Feb 2023

Bollywood Films

Alia Bhatt celebrates 1 year of 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'; shares photo

Gangubai Kathiawadi is one of the most lauded works of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in which Alia Bhatt was seen in a new avatar.

24 Feb 2023

Happy Birthday

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's birthday: Celebrating filmmaker's strong-willed, unapologetic female characters

"A simple guy with a complex mind" is how Simi Garewal described Sanjay Leela Bhansali on her show, Rendezvous.

22 Feb 2023

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt-Ranveer Singh to start 'Baiju Bawra' shoot from mid-2023

Ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is making headlines for his debut series Heeramandi, is simultaneously working on other projects that have created a solid buzz.

18 Feb 2023

OTT releases

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Heeramandi' poster to be released today

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in India and is known for his vision and larger-than-life cinema.

10 Feb 2023

Salman Khan

Salman Khan walked out of 'Inshallah' sets post 'showdown': Report

Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali delivered two iconic films of the '90s- Khamoshi-The Musical and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Movie buffs were eager to see the duo work together again in Inshallah.

30 Jan 2023


Mumtaz opens up about starring in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Heeramandi'

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi is one of the most sought-after web series since it marks the auteur's OTT debut. As per earlier reports, Bhansali was rumored to collaborate with veteran actor Mumtaz.

10 Jan 2023

Hrithik Roshan

Happy birthday Hrithik Roshan: Reminiscing 'Guzaarish' on his 49th birthday

Hrithik Roshan is a bonafide superstar for more than two decades now and has donned multiple characters of varied shades and fans have loved him thoroughly. From Rohit in Koi... Mil Gaya to Dhoom and from Super 30 to Vikram Vedha, he has proved his mettle in Bollywood.

07 Jan 2023


'RRR' makes BAFTA 2023 longlist; 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' crashes out

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) released the much-awaited longlist of the 2023 BAFTA Awards across all 24 categories on Friday.

22 Dec 2022

Bollywood Films

Year wrap: Top 10 Hindi songs of 2022

Hindi cinema is known for its music, dance, and drama. Over the years, Hindi films have produced gems when it comes to film music and has gifted us with singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Atif Aslam, Arijit Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, and many more.

16 Dec 2022


Happy birthday, Harshvardhan Rane! Top lesser-known facts

Actor Harshvardhan Rane is known for Telugu films like Thakita Thakita, Prema Ishq Kaadhal, and many more. The handsome hunk made his debut in the Hindi film industry with Sanam Teri Kasam in 2016 opposite Mawra Hocane. The film was directed by the duo Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru.

11 Dec 2022

OTT releases

'Heeramandi': SLB-Jackie Shroff to reunite 20 years after 'Devdas'

While ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is still basking in the glory of his mammoth hit Gangubai Kathiawadi, all eyes are set on his OTT debut, Heeramandi.

05 Dec 2022

Music Industry

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's debut album 'Sukoon' releases this Wednesday

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced his first original music album titled Sukoon on Monday.

03 Dec 2022

Academy Awards

95th Academy Awards: Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' eyeing Oscar nods

One of the blockbuster films of Hindi cinema in 2022, Gangubai Kathiawdi starring Alia Bhatt in the titular role, is eyeing big nominations at the 95th Academy Awards.

13 Jul 2022

Kareena Kapoor Khan

#AllAboutFees: Tracking Kareena Kapoor Khan's remuneration over the years

A shining star of the Kapoor khandaan, Kareena Kapoor Khan has been ruling hearts for decades.

11 Jul 2022


#AllAboutFees: Charting Ranbir Kapoor's remuneration over the years

Ranbir Kapoor, who is often hailed as the next superstar in Hindi cinema, has repeatedly proved his worth due to his script choices, acting chops, and versatile roles.

28 May 2022

Akshay Kumar

'Samrat Prithviraj': All controversies surrounding Akshay Kumar's historical action drama

Yash Raj Films (YRF) recently agreed to change the title of its next offering Prithviraj to Samrat Prithviraj.

20 Apr 2022


'Gangubai Kathiawadi' lands on Netflix in exactly six days!

After winning hearts of theater-goers, Gangubai Kathiawadi is finally hitting the digital screen.

08 Mar 2022


Has 'Gangubai Kathiawadi's Netflix release been delayed by a month?

Alia Bhatt-led Gangubai Kathiawadi, which was released on February 25, is going from strength to strength, showing no intention to slow down at the box office.

25 Feb 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi' review: Alia is mesmerizing but story lacks plenitude

Alia Bhatt's first gamble with the biopic genre in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi hit theaters on Friday (February 25).

23 Feb 2022

Jawaharlal Nehru

'Gangubai Kathiawadi': The time when real Gangubai 'schooled' Jawaharlal Nehru

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next, Gangubai Kathiawadi is headed for its release this Friday.

22 Feb 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi': Who was Gangubai Kathiawadi in real life?

Alia Bhatt will soon star in the first biopic of her career in Gangubai Kathiawadi.

14 Feb 2022

Alia Bhatt

Child reenacts Alia Bhatt's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' scene, sparks online debate

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt is gearing up for her next, Gangubai Kathiawadi, which releases on February 25, but one promotional effort is already inviting flak for the actor and the movie.

10 Feb 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi': 5 reasons why you should listen to 'Dholida'

The makers of Gangubai Kathiawadi released its first song on Thursday.

07 Feb 2022

Alia Bhatt

Not Alia, these 5 actors would've suited 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' better

Sanjay Leela Bhansali dropped the trailer for his much-anticipated biographical crime drama Gangubai Kathiawadi recently.

04 Feb 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi' trailer: Alia Bhatt leads the way all along

Following a long wait, the trailer for Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi was released earlier on Friday and, the wait was worth it.

28 Jan 2022

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi': Alia Bhatt starrer gets a new release date

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming biographical drama Gangubai Kathiawadi now has a new release date.

11 Jan 2022


Bollywood, DO NOT dare to remake these 5 classic songs

Bollywood has produced many musical gems that need to be preserved.

22 Dec 2021

Akshay Kumar

'Rowdy Rathore 2' getting made after all, in scripting stage

We soon may be able to see our favorite Shiva with his wife Paro and their adoptive daughter, Chinki.

16 Dec 2021

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi' only Indian film to premiere at Berlin Film-Festival

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming venture Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt will be premiered at the 72nd Berlin Film Festival.

30 Sep 2021

Alia Bhatt

Pen Studios keeps promise, 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' gets January 6 release

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 10th directorial Gangubai Kathiawadi finally got a release date.

30 Aug 2021


Juhi Chawla to be part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Heeramandi'?

The scale of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's dream project Heeramandi seems to be expanding, as a new report suggests the director has roped in actress Juhi Chawla for an "important" role.

15 Aug 2021


'Heeramandi': What we know so far about SLB's Netflix series?

Netflix announced its collaboration with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the day when the latter completed 25 years in the Hindi film industry.

09 Aug 2021

Bajirao Mastani

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's silver-jubilee in showbiz: Rating his best six

Ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has completed 25 years in Bollywood.

04 Aug 2021

Deepika Padukone

Not Ranbir or Kartik, Ranveer Singh is SLB's Baiju Bawra?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has finally found the male lead for his ambitious musical production Baiju Bawra.

12 Jul 2021

Shah Rukh Khan

'Devdas' team celebrates 19th anniversary, pays tribute to Dilip Kumar

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's production house and actor Madhuri Dixit-Nene on Monday marked 19 years of their magnum opus Devdas and paid tributes to screen icon Dilip Kumar who had starred in the 1955 classic of the same name.

06 Jul 2021

Deepika Padukone

Ranveer Singh birthday-special: Roles that weren't offered to him first

Ranveer Singh is one of the most popular actors in India right now.

27 Jun 2021


Alia becomes emotional as 'Gangubai' shoot concludes after two years

A long journey has come to an end for actress Alia Bhatt as the Raazi star completed the shoot for her upcoming ambitious project Gangubai Kathiawadi on Sunday.

25 May 2021


Deepika Padukone to play dacoit queen in Bhansali's 'Baiju Bawra'?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has reportedly approached his favorite go-to person, Deepika Padukone, to play the dacoit queen Roopmati in his next venture, Baiju Bawra.

21 Apr 2021

Alia Bhatt

Sanjay Leela Bhansali signs 3-project deal with Saregama, 'Gangubai' included

Saregama will be collaborating with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on three upcoming projects, which include the highly-anticipated Gangubai Kathiawadi.

09 Apr 2021


'Gangubai Kathiawadi': How coronavirus became the movie's biggest villain

The second wave of coronavirus has become the biggest villain for the upcoming movie Gangubai Kathiawadi, since it affected both the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the lead actress Alia Bhatt.

25 Mar 2021


'Gangubai Kathiawadi': Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali summoned by court

Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi has run into trouble once again. The actress, along with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, have been issued summons to present themselves in court on May 21.

09 Mar 2021


Sanjay Leela Bhansali contracts coronavirus, 'Gangubai Kathiawadi's shooting stopped

Since Bollywood resumed production in full swing, many celebrities have been affected by the highly contagious COVID-19.

09 Mar 2021


'Gangubai Kathiawadi': Maharashtra Congress MLA wants movie's title changed

One of the most ambitious movies of this year, Gangubai Kathiawadi, is headed for another problem, this time over its title.

27 Feb 2021

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi': Alia Bhatt to lend voice for Bhansali's composition

Alia Bhatt is all set to lend her voice for a song in the upcoming movie Gangubai Kathiawadi.

24 Feb 2021


Alia Bhatt's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' will release on July 30

Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi, one of the most anticipated Bollywood movies, will be releasing on July 30 this year. On Wednesday, the makers and Bhatt shared a poster confirming the same.

04 Feb 2021

Amitabh Bachchan

16 years of 'Black': Here are some lesser-known facts

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2005 movie Black was a path-breaking Bollywood hit, that made way for unconventional storytelling.

28 Dec 2020

Alia Bhatt

'Gangubai Kathiawadi': Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie lands in legal trouble

Alia Bhatt's upcoming movie, Gangubai Kathiawadi has landed in legal trouble, as a case against the actor, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Bhansali Productions, has been filed by Gangubai's son, Babuji Rawji Shah.

18 Oct 2020

Deepika Padukone

Deepika and Alia to join Ranbir in Bhansali's 'Baiju Bawra'?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali might just have managed to bring together perhaps the most enviable trio of actors for his upcoming movie.

30 Jul 2020

Mumbai Police

SSR case: Rhea is not absconding, confirms Bihar Police

After late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's family filed an FIR against his alleged girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty, reports surfaced that she was missing from her residence in Mumbai.

18 Jul 2020

Mumbai Police

Sushant Singh Rajput case: Aditya Chopra questioned by Mumbai Police

Filmmaker and chairperson of Yash Raj Films (YRF), Aditya Chopra, on Saturday recorded his statement with the Mumbai Police in connection with Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation, according to reports.

09 Jul 2020


Bhansali wanted to cast Sushant in four films, says police

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali had wanted to cast late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in four of his films, the Mumbai Police revealed in a statement.

06 Jul 2020


SSR's death case: Bhansali reaches police station to record statement

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Monday arrived at Bandra police station in Mumbai to record his statement in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation.

02 Jul 2020


SSR death: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to be questioned by police

The Mumbai Police has summoned Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali for interrogation in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation.

SSR suicide case: Foul play ruled out, actor's CA questioned

The Mumbai Police has received the final post-mortem report in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. The cause of death has been identified as asphyxia due to hanging. It implies that he died by suicide and no foul play was involved.

23 Apr 2020


Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' sets to be demolished?

Alia Bhatt-starrer upcoming biopic Gangubai Kathiawadi is among the many ambitious Bollywood projects to get stuck in a limbo due to the coronavirus crisis.

15 Jan 2020


Alia Bhatt's first look as brothel owner 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' out

The much-awaited first look posters of Alia Bhatt's upcoming film Gangubai Kathiawadi are out.

13 Jan 2020


No song and dance sequences in Sanjay Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'?

It is hard to think of a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film without picturing extravagant sets and heavy costumes.

13 Dec 2019


Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce film on Balakot airstrike

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in collaboration with T-Series' Bhushan Kumar, will be producing a film based on the Balakot airstrike, that was carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) earlier this year.

30 Nov 2019


#BoycottDabangg3 trended heavily on Twitter: Here's why

A couple of weeks back, the first song from Salman Khan's much-awaited cop-drama Dabangg 3 came out.

23 Sep 2019

Alia Bhatt

Alia to finally work with Sanjay Bhansali: Details here

When Sanjay Leela Bhansali shelved Inshallah, Alia Bhatt faced the maximum brunt.

19 Sep 2019

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt talks about 'Inshallah' fiasco and subsequent heart-break

Last month when Salman Khan announced that he's walking out of his reunion project with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Inshallah, it was lead actress Alia Bhatt who faced the maximum brunt.

17 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi

Bhansali to produce a special film on PM Narendra Modi

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who recently shelved his upcoming directorial Inshallah, has now announced his next production.

16 Sep 2019

Alia Bhatt

Is this the reason why Salman Khan left Bhansali's 'Inshallah'?

When Salman Khan announced last month about the indefinite postponement of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Inshallah, it did break millions of hearts.

04 Sep 2019


This is how Akshay Kumar will celebrate his 52nd birthday

Akshay Kumar is turning 52 on September 9, and unlike other A-lister actors, the Mission Mangal star will not be having a big bash on his birthday.

27 Aug 2019


Confirmed: Salman Khan-Bhansali's reunion project, 'Inshallah,' postponed indefinitely

After Salman Khan revealed on Sunday that Inshallah isn't happening anytime soon, Bhansali Productions has also confirmed the development.

13 Aug 2019

Shah Rukh Khan

SRK admits 'Zero' was a disaster, talks about "un-success"

Shah Rukh Khan, whose last two releases failed miserably at the box office, says he still has "a huge amount of capacity to do some really good cinema."

10 Aug 2019

Shah Rukh Khan

SRK clears air about producing Bollywood adaptation of 'Money Heist'

Recently, there were reports that Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment is producing the Bollywood adaptation of Spanish series Money Heist.

08 Aug 2019

Salman Khan

Salman pays 'Dabangg 3' co-star's medical expenses, latter overwhelmed

Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 co-star Dadhi Pandey, who had suffered a heart attack lately, thanked the superstar for his help in the hour of need.

06 Aug 2019


Akshay Kumar to do a movie on NSA Ajit Doval

Akshay Kumar is on a movie-signing spree.

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