"Relationships are transitory, but Salman & Rani are my friends" Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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With the release of Ram Leela getting closer, SLB recently opened up to TOI in which he discusses his father, Ram Leela, friendships in the industry and his mentors.

He speaks fondly about two people in the industry who he calls his true friends.

"Are there stars you worked with who are your friends?
They come and go and all the relationships are transitory and transactional. But I would call Salman and Rani my friends. They have been people I have been closest to and have loved immensely. I realise that I don’t want anything from them and nor do they. Inside he is a fakir, who lives a simple life. Rani lives for her parents and people she loves and is very expressive. They both gave me a lot of belief in myself."

Salman Khan has worked with SLB in Khamoshi, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and Saawariya.
Rani Mukerji has worked with SLB in Black and Saawariya.

Let's hope their friendship remains as solid as it is now!

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Really, are we still talking about Aish in2013?

Ppl still are. You will be surprised :)

no one really cares about has been ash!! it's all about katrina deepika nowadays

A has been is the one dressing your profile picture sweetie.

who's ash??? rani is the best

RANI & SANJAY MAKE BEST FOREVER

adorable picture

People just cannot bear he chose Rani. I'm sure he loves ash but he is closer to Rani, big deal. Love how people are speaking for him

Dear Lord, I cannot believe people are fighting over whether he is closer to these two or Aishwarya. WHO CARES??? It's his life, how is affecting you?

hmmm, Point to be noted...+101:-)

Salman believed in him when he didn't have a single blockbuster to his credit. And Rani believed in a script that very few Indian actresses would have had the courage to accept. Their friendship is obviously precious to him, this doesn't undermine his friendships with other actors and actresses it just shows that these two were there at very pivotal times in his life and were there for him in a way that makes him feel close to them.

Agreed.

Don't forget she said yes to a small role in Saawariya, opposite new comers at the peak of her career.

+1

Aishwarya fan's hate list -Salman, VivekO, Rani, Karishma
Salma fans hate list -Aishwarya, SRK, Abhishek [They dont care abt VO LOL]
SRK fans hate list - Salman, [Arjun Rampal not counted]
Rani fans hate list - Aishwarya, ABhishek
Kareena fans hate list -Shahid, PC
PC fans hate list - Kareena ,[ Harman Baweja not counted]
Aamir fans hate list - they like him deciding whom to hate
Abhishek bacchan fans hate list - they are minority .Neglected LOL

Trying to spread hate? What a shame.

love what he says about Salman and Rani... i hope he makes a movie with both of them in lead.. he does real life tragedy's so well.. it's really time for a good emotional tear-jerker... c'mon SLB!!

LOL Rani fans here are jumping with happiness because he said Rani is his friend?Good for her!

No, nobody is jumping with happiness. It's called a discussion. Grow up.

Just like how Aish fans are mentioning that Aish is his muse, at least he did mention Rani's name.

Aish IS his muse. Even in KWK Karan referred to them as "the director and his muse..."

As for Rani, she is a FABULOUS and professional actress. SLB also loves her a lot :)

Dunno why Aish fans need to hate on Rani or Rani fans need to hate on Aish..

SLB's quotes on Aishwarya
"She is my muse,she inspires me to make movies.I get the most exited when I work with her"
"I understand and love Ash the best.And I don't want any other director to understand her"
"She is very special as a friend,actress and dancer"
"She is my jaan"
Ash is his best and dearest friend in the industry.He doesn't mention her because she is much much much more than a friend.Period.

How lame, some jealous people are dragging Ash's name here. As for her importance to SLB, well he chose her for 3 movies and it is rumored he is trying to get her to do a 4th. Obviously he knows her worth,enough said :-) and if he is friends with other people good for them Lol!

Yeah!People will get their answers soon.

Mr Bansali himself is saying that rani and Salman are his real closest friends, why do people bother forcing ash to b his friend?

We all know both Salman & Aish are SLB's muse! IN KWK, SLB did mention his love for Aish and how dear she is to him. He always refers to her as his "special friend" and that how he and Aish can have a conversation for hours. They understand each other very well and are VERY good friends. He even mentioned that "Both SK & Aish are very dear to me."

But BELOW it all started with some deluded fans' and haters' comments. Some stupid haters comment "Now, Aish must be crying her heart out" even though they know SLB loves Aish and some deluded fans post hateful comments against Rani & Salman (every time on his every post) just because SLB mentioned them? You guys are taking it into another level by OVER analyzing it.

Both deluded fans & stupid haters need to stop over analyzing things.

I think it's ridiculous that we're trying to argue whose SLB's 'best friend' and who isn't. As for SLB, he comes across as very self-conscious and has this burning desire to be loved and adored through this films, which hasn't been the case lately. Also I'm not sure what to think of this recent stance on Salman considering the numerous times he drastically changes his views on him when a film of his is close to a release. But all in all, I hope Ram Leela works and I hope one day Salman and SLB come together for one last memorable film. Let's see what happens.

@kitty well it was a very general observation that i pointed out..its you who is getting hypersensitive here(reason known to all of us)..by the way you do admit that fan wars are pointless!!hopefully you will follow this new avatar of yours..

I don't have to "admit" that fan wars are pointless because that's what I've been saying forever. Fan wars are just pathetic and insecure. I'm against trolling and everybody knows that.

+10000000000

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now what!!is he using salman n rani for ram leela's free publicity!!(which i guess "some" aish fans easily forgot to mention)
n why people are over analyzing who is his real friend n who is not,arrey he is overrated sanjay leela bhanshali he is no satyajit ray or federico fellini..guy needs a clean hit this time,so he is pulling every tricks possible..yeah right true artists do these!!!!!!!!!!!!true artist na ghanta!!!

Several comments below have made the observation that SLB is using Salman's name for publicity (but no one has mentioned that he is using Rani's name for it). So does the opinion hold more validity or relevance if the person making the comment has Aishwarya's photo in their avatar? Is it the actual opinion what matters, or is there a particular passive-aggressive fixation on individual commenters? Or are you just trying to kick-start another pointless fan war?

@ kitty ..you are right.
SLB should use ARB for promoting his film but he chose not to!!! where is the fan-war coming from!!

Sananjay has no friend but himself after his success with Ashe gave the black for the wonderful Rani said her best actress in the world and then said he became director for Ashe and went Rani with the wind --- As Salman was a good friend of Sanjay and helped in the production of black and had a penalty Salman he discerniblestory guzarish that choosed Salman of Russian literature and even working together and gave the film to another representative even given Ashe Abatolh the Sanjay no one Jb

I read the whole interview, he is definitely a fascinating person (like most true artists are)! ;)

@ MakeupCritic do you have more cute pictures like this..please post them too!!

@ MakeupCritic ... Thanks for the photo....cant have enough of this photo... so cute... do you have any others like this...

These two have the bachchan in common

SALMAN IS GODFATHER OF BOLLYWOOD. SO EVERYONE IN BOLLYWOOD EITHER LOVES HIM OR RESPECTS HIM!!

OR MAYBE THEY PRETEND LIKE THEY RESPECT HIM BUT ARE SICK OF HIM AND HIS BRAT LIKE BEHAVIOUR AND THEY ARE AFRAID TO SAY IT TO HIS FACE.

how apt that you compare him to a criminal because that's exactly what he is

SLB needs to make money with this film... he will be lost forever if not... he will do anything for this....

Why cant he talk about his pain and get over it!!
He has lost confidence in himself!!
the picture is so cute of Rani-Salman

guys lets get it right... hes close to rani and salman

Rani is a good person, and salman is very genuine

Seriously ash owes her life to salman and Sanjay leela bansali. That wa the movie which made her what she is today and in fact that was the only movie she was good in

Awwww so sweet, hope he works with them again.

hes said before these two are his closest, why are some fans acting desperate, its his life, who cares

He is friends with Ash but closer to Salman and Rani. Why are Ash fans bashing Rani because SLB is closer to her? On Kwk he chose Rani as a better actress and said last year Rani was the best out of everyone he'd worked with. He's said in the past Rani is his closest friend & is a part of his family. Why attack her? And he is closest to Salman, out of anyone. He says he owes him everything.

He just doesn't wanna name Ash with salman.Whole world knows his obsession for ARB and he is proud of it!C'mon!he even offered her an item in RL.

Rani is the real deal. she is not media created actress like Ash, Madhuri etc.

yeah she is a producer created actress courtesy of her relationship with YRF honcho Aditya Chopra

Ash owes her career to SLB and Salman. If SLB wouldn't have casted her as Nandini she would have been forgotten as a wooden actress with The Face.

Oh pls!Stop being so jealous.Wooden,really?

awwww i wonder how his self proclaimed muse feels about her arch nemesis and ex boyfriend being named together!

Go watch the guzaarish music launch and Koffee with Karan,you dumbo!

Well then, I guess SLB is afraid to take Salman and ARB names together. He has been a loser, has nothing to hang on, even his ARB refused , but fans have not forgotten his nasty words ... all because of "one nasty woman".

well the picture is very cute!!!!

lol really now.....i guess the entire bw is afraid to take thier names together, your so pathtic, he likes rani more and its simple as that....majority of the people hate arb as a person, more than half of bw cant be wrong about that ...dont forget that

+1..Well Said!

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If he calls them his friends, then why doesn't he make a film with both of them?

He needs get past his demons and move on.

His so called friends like Ash are not friends at all. They are all just in it for themselves.

Aishwarya and SLB had their ups/downs. Remember how SLB behaved when Ash refused to do BM with Salman. He got angry with Ash! That is BS. Ash was uncomfortable working with Salman and SLB should have respected that but he did not.

Naveed
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SLB cut Salman's role in Sawariyaa by around 30 mins. That's pretty dishonest if you ask me.

Anyway SLB and Salman have starred in 2 very good films Khamoshi and HDDCS and it would be great if one day they came together for a film, but I think that's nigh on impossible.

Let's see if Ram Leela team come to promote their film on Big Boss :)

+1

SLB needs desperately to promote his film and needs support of Slaman fans

Wish it was me instead of salman in the picture. She is a beauty!!

who said Aish casted in most numbers of SLB?

Rani in Black and very interesting role in Saawarya

but Salman is in the top of the list Khamoshi, HDDCS, and cameo in Saawarya

i still think SLB and Slaman will make BAjirao Mastani together and they will cast either Sonakshi ot Deepika in the role of Mastani

do not forget, Salman was first who agreed to be part of the unknown person who wanted to be the director, so SLB has lifetime debt to Salman. Still think Bhansali was rude reacting ont he word of Salman, that he has never told and was just imagination of some jurnos like Subash Jha or other else

Sweet of him to say this. But I remember when there were rumors about him saying some awful things about Salman. Then again, this is showbiz, so you say things which will be printed and you gain more publicity.

Appreciate this post. Will try it out.

Completely Agree!!

lollll Man!These fans are delusional..who will cast rani now??look at her.

What's your meaning of look at her? Rani is beautiful, yes she has put on weight but I'm sure she would lose some weight for a role if she has it. Anyways Rani is talented and has good acting skills and dancing.

Jade M. Thadal- i agreed with you 1000000%, Rani is very very superb talented and her acting skills and dancing skills are mind blowing. xoxoxo

I think what he meant was Rani doesn't have youthful looks anymore.

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Well every one has to age, it's life but I think Rani is still beautiful and she is talented. Bollywood cares way to much about age, in Hollywood there are older actresses who are still getting roles and aduince still watches them.

I hope he makes a film with them ASAP! I think these two bring out the best in him. I love that he cares about them and they care about him.

MAKE A FILM WITH THEM, DAMNIT

Sanjay it's time to make a legendary love story with Salman and Rani ASAP.

Oooh i would LOVE to see that.

Well that is nice to hear :)

SLB has always said he is closest to Salman and Rani. Salman is like his brother, he said he owes him so much. He said Rani is the best actor he has ever worked with and his best friend. In fact, she's close to his mom and sister too. He's friends with Aishwarya as well, just cuz he didn't mention all his friends, doesn't mean he was trying to make subtle put downs. I think these two are his very closest friends, that's why he took their names only. People need to chill. Whether Aishwarya is like his sister or his enemy, how does it effect us? It's his personal relationship.

At @ Thu, 2013-10-24 04:05 — Anonymous

lul what?Dude,she isn't jobless like you!She has a family.
And anyways,we all know about the relationship Ash-SLB share and hence she is being brought up here for no reason.And at the end,we can all see--She is the only actor he has casted the most no. of times in his movies.And had also approached her for the RL song recently.He has repeatedly said that she is his muse and his all time favorite actress!!Also in his recent interview.
Ash and SLB share the equation which is much more than friendship actually.He does not need to talk about it every now and then.
In fact,in a recent interview Ash says SLB told her that there would be talk about the similarities of RL with HDDCS .That pretty much explains their equation.Enough said now!

Btw its nice to know that he is good friends with Rani and Salman. :)

Well said mate!Rani and Salman are his friends(probably).But Ash is much more than a friend.She his muse! :)

He's chosen Rani over Aishwarya lots of times, as an actor and friend. She's his best friend but that doesn't mean he's not friends with Aishwarya. Salman is like his brother. He mentioned his two closest friends. Not his only friends.

Cuz SLB knows from the inside aishwarya is fake.

Agree 1000%

It's high time that SLB works with both them. Salman sizzled in both Khamoshi & HDDCS!! SLB has made two amazing films with him. Black was a great Art as well. Loved both Salman & Rani's presence in Saawariya. Please, SLB, If you are reading this, please Do sign Salman for your next film. Really, would love to see you both working together again. Glad to see that you both are now friends again. You reacted quite immaturely without knowing the real quote. Salman didn't say a single bad thing about Guzaarish. You shouldn't have believed stupid media gossips which always tries to create misunderstandings!! Leave it now. Forget about past, focus on future & make a Grand movie with Salman once again. If possible then cast Rani opposite him.
#MyWishMyDream

AGREE!

Few months ago srk did the same thing by hugging our dabang man just to make his movie blockbuster and it worked
Now this poor soul is doing the same thing but it wont work,we still remeber those nasty words SLB

Well Chennai Express would have been a blockbuster with or without the hug! :)

Anyways SRK was just sitting at the table when he was approached, and he did not initiate the hug so I don't think that he was the one who did it for publicity. He did seem surprised but was gracious enough to reciprocate.

Oh wow! Aishwarya must be burning reading this article. No mention of her speaks volumes about her fake personality and so called friendship.

What does Aishwarya have to do with the article? There was one interview of his last week where he said he was friends with her too, but it was not meant to "speak volumes" about his friendship with any other people either. Not every article is about Aishwarya, no matter how much you want them to be. ;)

LOL True!

SLB using Salman's name for publicity. He knows Salman has such a big heart.. So lets try speak things in his favour and promote Ram Leela.

I remember during the launch of saraswatichandra, SLB said Rani jaisa koi nahi hai, and that he was happy to work with her, she's a good friend and the best actress he has worked with and that she brought a lot of happiness to him.

That is nice of him to acknowledge his friends.I don't think he ever had any qualms with Rani.Best of luck with RL.
And how did Aishwarya even come into this post??He already said she's a special friend to him and I think this excerpt is from the same interview.He doesn't need to chant her name everytime to show the world that they're friends.Some people here are jst so obnoxious.

That is nice of him to acknowledge his friends.I don't think he ever had any qualms with Rani.Best of luck with RL.
And how did Aishwarya even come into this post??He already said she's a special friend to him and I think this excerpt is from the same interview.He doesn't need to chant her name everytime to show the world that they're friends.Some people here are jst so obnoxious.

+1

A few months ago, SLB said this for Salman...We understand his temperament. Abhi Salman ka waqt hai, thoda zyaada bol leta hai., and No patch up yet with Salman Khan..he said a lot of things against salman in the past.

but now SLB Using kind words in favour of Salman to get some Publicity for his upcoming film..once a genius(SLB) now just a publicity stunt. :D

SLB used some nasty words for salman in one of his interviews, and the another thing which i wanted to mention has been mentioned by Naveed (How he cut SK's Role in Sawariyaa by around 30 mins.)

anyway, i hope he(SLB) meant it , and wish both of them the best for their friendship. :-)

Rani Mukherjee is a person with Golden heart and loved by all in the industry.

But Salman & Rani are also the 2 he had huge tiffs with . Everyone knows about Salman & the Guzaarish fiasco .SLB did not invite him for his party too even though Salman was very much in town .
Rani for 'Hadippa' as the title was unofficially with him, & it was known by Rani .Later the title was hijacked by Yash Raj (& Aditya) for Dil Bole Hadippa. SLB's relations with Rani was very affected .
Does he mean they are nice people & he's made up with them ? Or he's just saying it for effect ?!!! I mean , no mention of Aishwariya at all & he's always been cordial with her.

Dunno about Salman but he is deffo close to Rani. At the launch of his show he said she was one of his closest friends and best actor he has ever worked with. Salman... He wouldn't take his name unless they had made up. I think these two really are his closest friends.

love the picture!!!

SLB needs to cast these two in his next!

Yes such friendships are rare and always to be treasured. It's a wonderful thing when people click and keep on clicking for years and years without an agenda.

It shows Rani and Salman's personalities..Everyone in the film industry adores them.

yeh... wondering why he didn't take ARB name? when whole time during the shooting ...he compared DP to her... people can stoop so low..for anything!

That is because he considers her more than a friend I guess. In the past he has mentioned how she could be his soulmate, and how they could communicate without opening their mouths. I would be a bit creeped out if I were Ash

all fake

Aishwarya's name goes without saying.He doesn't even need to mention her.Everyone knows that they are best friends.Period.

Exactly!

hahaha! Funniest comment ever !

Aishwarya will always remain his best friend.Come om its a fact!He said that when she was compared to Deepika also.Ash is his muse.Infact,is most possibility,Ash is there in SLB's next film.

Relax…no need to add words to what he has stated….he made no mention of Ash. End of story. Now move on!

Exactly!Then why does the anon below mention her then?

Wow aishwarya worked with him in 3 movies ..and he doesnt consider her as a friend that's says a lot about her character.haha

SLB cut Salman's role in Sawariyaa by around 30 mins. That's pretty dishonest if you ask me.

Anyway SLB and Salman have starred in 2 very good films Khamoshi and HDDCS and it would be great if one day they came together for a film, but I think that's nigh on impossible.

Let's see if Ram Leela team come to promote their film on Big Boss :)

THis is what he said.

Are there stars you worked with who are your friends?
They come and go and all the relationships are transitory and transactional. But I would call Salman and Rani my friends. They have been people I have been closest to and have loved immensely. I realise that I don’t want anything from them and nor do they. Salman was temperamental. Sajid and Farah Khan had talked to him about me being this struggling director during Khamoshi when I first went to meet him at Filmistan. It was my birthday and he made me wait for six hours. But surprisingly, when he saw me, he said, ‘I know you. We have some karmic connection.’ He was a good man and cared for small things, but tried to be a brat. Inside he is a fakir, who lives a simple life. Rani lives for her parents and people she loves and is very expressive. They both gave me a lot of belief in myself.

Chalo ab Bhansali wants to use Salman's name to promote his movie. Ye David dhawan meets Mukesh Bhatt movie really needs some help. Salman fans are not idiots. They'll buy the tickets only if the movie is good.Why your friend salman and Rani were not present at your 50 th birthday party? Tab salman yad nehi Aya.

Full interview is good but sad. He doesn't seem to have such a happy life. It's good he has loyal friends like Salman & Rani. He sounded kind of lonely.

Finally, SLB has stopped fighting with his friends. Using Salman for promotion?

What happened to her all time muse Aishwarya now?
She didnt do RamLeela item song, so SLB dint call her as friend I guess.

the whole interview is on TOI. i felt sad for SLB when i read it-- he talks about sitting alone in his house after Saawariya flopped and crying all alone while he could hear crackers bursting all around! he also talked about his dad dying and calling for his mom Leela in his half dead state. SLB sounds like a tortured soul-- the sadness reflects in his movies. Some of his most memorable scenes are when he depicts separation or heartbreak-- captures sadness really well.

i've always liked salman in slbs films and obviously rani. they should work together again. its been years

Such a cute pic!

He always said Rani was his best friend & best actress and that Salman was like a brother to him. Nice to know things haven't changed.

he should make a film with salman and rani now

Awww that's sweet, especially the line about them not wanting anything from him & vice versa. It's good that he's friends with Salman again. Falling out over a misunderstanding was so silly. SLB is too sensitive and reacts to gossip too much. I think he's fallen out with most his close friends over very trivial & at times, untrue things. The full comment about his first meeting with Salman in the article was really cute. Hope he makes a film with him again, one day.

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