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Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bollywood Director

Master of His Universe

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Meenal Agarwal

The reclusive film-maker who has moved into the spotlight with his latest box-office offering, the critically acclaimed Black, is known to explore his private anguish in his silver screen extravaganzas. Verve meets the maverick Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to discover his muse and delve into the innermost recesses of his mind
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Ashutosh Gowariker, Bollywood Director

Q and A with Ashutosh Gowariker

Text by Meher Marfatia. Photographs by Joy Datta

His is hardly one of those spectacular, overnight success stories taking the lead in entertainment news splashes. But Ashutosh Gowariker's steady passion for intelligent cinema has held the world's attention following Lagaan and now, Swades. In a candid conversation with Verve, the former actor and self-confessed movie junkie, who retrospectively feels he "would not have been anywhere except behind the camera, however tempting the choice", reveals a passionately honest stand on movie making, notions of nationalism at the core of his new film and explains why he thinks Indian audiences rock
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