Feb 11, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): It’s a small world. And the world of entertainment is even smaller than the rest. Two of Bollywood’s biggest filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Aditya Chopra had a major misunderstanding last year when Aditya Chopra ended up using the Punjabi exclamation ‘Hadippa’ which was a registered title in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production house in Yashraj Films’ ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’.
The incident left a bitter taste in Sanjay Bhansali’s mouth and the director had vowed to not go anywhere near the Yashraj banner.
A year later the acrimony has faded. And now for the first time in his entire career Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be shooting (from Feb 21) in Yashraj Studios, and that too for his crucial last schedule.
Says a source close to Sanjay, “It is the final lap of shooting and Sanjay needs to be absolutely relaxed. He weighed the pros and cons and decided to let bygone be bygones and approached Yashraj. Mr. Yash Chopra and his son Aditya have happily extended all facilities at their swanky studio to the director who hopes to shoot in peace and without any guests dropping in.”
Says the source, “One of the drawbacks in shooting at one of the other major film studios in Mumbai is that guests can drop in any time. In spite of clear instructions to his actors and technicians about no visitors on the sets of ‘Guzaarish’ Sanjay regularly had to deal with VIP guests on the sets. Most of them he had to say no to. At Yashraj such intrusions are not allowed. And that would avoid Sanjay a lot of embarrassment.”
Says Sanjay Bhansali, “It is strictly a business arrangement. Yes I am shooting at Yashraj later this month. It is comfortable and convenient. And we all belong to the same fraternity, don’t we?”
This schedule completed the director would have only a song with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and scenes with the magician to shoot.
The song with Aishwarya will be unlike anything she has shot before. It will have her dancing but for the first time in non-choreographed spontaneous movements.
-Sampurn Wire/By Subhash K Jha