Something’s cooking: Alia’s hour-long meeting with Sanjay Bhansali sparks speculation

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Pocket-sized powerhouse Alia Bhatt has been going from strength to strength over her years in filmdom. Her recent film, Raazi in which she has delivered a stunning performance, is already in the Rs.100 crore club. She is that hero who has the likes of Kangana raving, “I think Alia is most definitely the undisputed queen. It’s Alia’s world and we are just living in it.”

Well, now it was perhaps only expected that Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the auteur who is known for his grand epic cinema, has been evincing interest in the Bhatt stunner. Alia was recently spotted visiting the Padmaavat filmmaker and their chat went on for a full hour.
Naturally, this has sparked speculation about whether these two immense talents will come together soon for a new venture. Now that will be something to watch out for!

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According to industry sources, Alia is at a point in her career where she needs to raise the bar even higher. A director of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s calibre could give her career and status the push required to zoom to new heights. All of Bhansali’s heroines acquired iconic status via their films with him. From Manisha Koirala in Khamoshi: The Musical, to Aishwarya Rai in Hum…Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas to Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat, Bhansali has that larger than life touch which elevates his heroines to rare heights.

On her part, Alia is known for mixing her critically acclaimed turns in Highway, Udta Punjab and Raazi with mainstream films like 2 States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. It will be interesting to see how the sensibilities of this renowned filmmaker and the instinctively brilliant Alia match.

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