What Does Sanjay Leela Bhansali Think of Shah Rukh Khan's Dilwale?
The filmmaker opens up
2015 isn’t the first time Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shah Rukh Khan clashed at the box office. Eight years ago, the two were pitted against each other when Om Shanti Om and Saawariya released on the same day. Back then, Om Shanti Om was a clear winner in terms of numbers. Cut to present it has been two weeks since the films released and once again the winner, if numbers are anything to go by, is SRK’s Dilwale. However, it is Bhansali who is having the last laugh. Reason? The enormous praise that has been bestowed on the film. While it still remains debatable if this is Bhansali’s best work, he is not surprised that SRK’s Dilwale has set more cash registers rolling at the box office than his own film. ‘Shah Rukh is a bigger star. He is such a big star that even if he would have come on any day, he would have got a good opening.’
He adds, ‘It is heartening to know that people are loving our film so all that numbers and mathematics eventually collapse when you like a film or you don't like a film. So, when I have more number of screens but if people don't like the film it doesn't matter.’ Ouch! Was that a subtle dig on Dilwale?