6 Times Sanjay Leela Bhansali Introduced Newcomers

6 Times Sanjay Leela Bhansali Introduced Newcomers

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to introduce talented newcomers, some of who have gone on to achieve great heights

With Malaal around the corner, it’s time to look at the amazing Sanjay Leela  Bhansali’s eye for new talent. Though he’s  known to  work with the  most established actors, from Amitabh Bachchan to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sanjay Bhansali has  introduced  talent that has gone on to create significant waves  in the  film industry. Here’s who they are.

  1. Priya Parulekar in Khamoshi The Musical

As  the child version  of Manisha Koirala, this  incredible bundle of talent  simply stole the show.  Priya was thunderously  commendable. Some even thought  she was superior to Manisha. She  now awaits her  second innings as an adult  artiste.

  1. Ayesha Kapoor in Black:

For  the role of  the  blind and  deaf   protagonist, Sanjay had many auditions and any choices, including Alia Bhatt.  But he  zeroed in on the super-confident Ayesha  Kpaoor who gave a  startling  performance as Michelle, the rebellious  untameable ball of fire. Ayesha Kapoor virtually set  the  screen  on  fire with her  unabashed display of fireworks. Sadly Ayesha has not found her bearing in adulthood as  yet.

  1. Ranbir Kapoor-Sonam  Kapoor in Saawariya

Did you know Deepika Padukone  was  also considered  for this operatic  romance? But the temptation of casting Raj Kapoor’s grandson with Anil  Kapoor’s daughter  was  irresistible.  Ranbir and Sonam were magic  together.  So magical that even though the  film didn’t work, they were  overnight  stars.

  1. Aditya Roy Kapur in Guzaarish:

He played a  wandering gypsy-like  figure who learns magic from Hrithik Roshan’s character. Nothing magical about this  debutant, though. But Aditya was noticed  enough to be flooded  with offers  for a while.

  1. Farah Khan in  Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi:

Who would have thought the choreographer-filmmaker would turn into a leading lady for Sanjay Bhansali’s sister Bela Sehgal’s directorial debut?! Farah, in a role that  was almost given to Mona Singh, scarcely proved  herself a Meryl Streep. But  the novelty of  watching her romance Boman Irani  kept  us involved in  this unusual courtship  game.

  1. Sharmin Segal-Meezan Jaafrey in Malaal:

It’s time for  the  keen connoisseur to launch two more newcomers. The brightest new talent of this year  will grace theatres  this Friday. Individually, Meezan and Sharmin are two highly driven  actors  ready  to explode  from their separate  spheres. Together, they are dynamite. The duo is here to stay.