Bollywood’s leading ladies Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Katrina Kaif and Swara Bhasker finally let the cat out of the bag. And it’s not talent that serves as the common denominator between the trio. In recent news, the three stars seem to have the same favourite director too – an observation we made through their statementson the occasion of ace filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s birthday. The artist, who turned 48 this week, was lauded by Sonam, Katrina and Swara in their own special ways. All the women had nothing but praises for the renowned filmmaker. Here is what each of them had to say about their dream director.
Katrina worked with Aanand fairly recently in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Zero’. While the film bombed at the box office, she too had a great experience working with him. "His encouragement has helped me evolve as an actor. Hope I get to be a part of his film world again really soon," she said.
The ‘Khoobsurat’ star, who worked with Aanand in ‘Raanjhanaa’ along with Dhanush, raised a toast to her mentor. "I'll always be grateful to Aanand Sir for giving me 'Raanjhanaa', a movie which will always be very close to my heart. Aanand sir's stories are as beautiful as his heart. To many more stories and wonderful times ahead."
‘Raanjhanaa’ also starred Swara alongside Sonam. However, she has also worked with Aanand on ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’.
According to Swara, the most special thing about Aanand is the fact that he is the most organic directors to have come out of B-town. “He is a peaceful and calm director. He has an eye for bringing out the beautiful nuances of human relationships and a gift to make mundane moments unique. Plus, he has an ability to find emotion in the most casual of scenarios,” she said. Calling him a “dream director”, Swara revealed she is grateful to have bagged multiple projects with him.