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Sanjay Leela Bhansali believes THIS is the 'problem of Indian cinema'

Sanjay Leela Bhansali addressed the common mistake actors often make in the industry

By Web Desk
May 18, 2024
Sanjay Leela Bhansali talks about the problem of Indian cinema
Sanjay Leela Bhansali talks about the 'problem of Indian cinema'

Sanjay Leela Bhansali expressed that actors tend to "hijack" films and fail to acknowledge technicians when their work receives appreciation, citing it as "the problem of Indian cinema."

During a conversation with Galatta Plus, the 61-year-old Bollywood filmmaker remarked that actors frequently harbor the misconception that they alone are accountable for delivering a commendable performance. 

He also elaborated that although certain actors feel they have been "given the freedom” to execute a scene as they desire, it is merely an "illusion of freedom" presented to them.

The Padmavat director shared that an actor “has to realize that I am not the star," adding, "Please acknowledge and say I did this performance and I had a great dialogue writer, art director, costume guy, make up person. You will rarely find an actor giving credit to other people for their performance.”

Professionally, SLB is presently enjoying the success of his newly launched series, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar.

The web-series is based on the pre-partition lives of courtesans from Lahore.

Heeramandi cast includes Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manisha Koirala, Sanjeeda Shaikh, and Sharmin Segal, playing pivotal roles.