Sanjay Leela Bhansali says it best himself. “They (Bhansali’s fans) imagine me to be this intense, temperamental, mysterious director.” You cant blame them when you look at his last four films: Devdas, Black, Saawariya, and Guzaarish. All of them deal with very serious themes in a dark way. Not that we’re complaining!
Bhansali’s films are always carried out beautifully and elegantly. And he has received his fare share of Best Director awards.
However, it seems that even brooding artists need a change of pace once and a while. In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Bhansali expressed an interest in doing action films in the future. While this may seem like a huge turn around, the intensity of his films may prove to be a good stepping stone into the world of fast-paced action flicks.
In fact he will be producing his first action film, Rowdy Rathore, starring Akshay Kumar. He liked the script so much that he agreed to produce and even title the film. While Bhansali remains proud of his earlier films, he urges his audience to remember that he is like any other film director: “I talk a lot and laugh a lot too.”