Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Shah Rukh Khan
It’s a known fact in the industry that Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali don’t get along. This problem dates back to when ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Sawaariya’ were released together on the same day. Back then, both Shah Rukh and Sanjay refused to move their films’ release date. As you know, ‘Om Shanti Om’ became this huge hit ‘Sawaariya’ badly flopped. Now years later in 2015, history saw a repeat with ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Dilwale’ releasing on the same day. As usual, King Khan refused to move his film’s release even though it was Sanjay, who first comfirmed his release date first months before. Shah Rukh rushed the making of ‘Dilwale’ get the same release in order for the film to get a huge holiday release. We bet he didn’t see the day Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film would beat his own film at the box office. It’s exactly what happened. They have been avoiding each other for years now and looks like all this awkwardness faded away the minute Shah Rukh went over to Sanjay Leela and hugged him at the Mirchi Music Awards. Here’s what Sanjay Leela Bhansali has to say on Shah Rukh Khan.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Shah RuKh Khan
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.