Sanjay Leela Bhansali prioritizes 'experience' over 'money' in filmmaking

Sanjay Leela Bhansali discussed the criticism he receives for his work

By Web Desk
May 18, 2024
Sanjay Leela Bhansali prioritizes experiences over making 'money' in filmmaking

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who's basking the success of his recently directed series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, revealed that he is in the movie business to create experiences, not to make money.

In an interview with Galatta Plus, the 61-year-old Bollywood filmmaker discussed his complete dedication to his work, stating that he lives for nothing else but making films.


The Bajirao Mastani directed remarked, “I’m not here to make money. I’m here to make a film. I’m here to make an experience for you. I’m here to tell you that maybe this was my way of telling you to hear it."

"But yeah, it all comes from giving a lot more than what you on the periphery see when a filmmaker’s work you see ‘ya he’s got a certain style’."

"All of that is okay, but there’s a lot more that goes in when you surrender to your work. I live for nothing in my life. I only want to make films. I only want to go to the studio. The best city in the world is film city," he added.

SLB further addressed the criticism he receives for his work, noting that while some intensely dislike it and express their views, he sees it as a catalyst for discussion.