Deepika Padukone or Alia Bhatt? Sanjay Leela Bhansali asked to choose, here is the answer!
New Delhi: During a recent interview with renowned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a fan asked about the differences between Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone – both the heroines have worked with the director.
Bhansali gave a long answer to the intriguing question and claimed that both bring out different perspectives and aspects of acting. He said that he cannot be compared as he has unparalleled talent.
Answering the question about the differences between Alia and Deepika, he told Bollywood Hungama, “They are different people. They have different perspectives, they have different heights. They have different voices, They have different body language. They have different approach towards cinema. All that put together… Deepika is a beautiful girl, amazing actor. To me, Alia is a very beautiful girl, an amazing actor again. But if I want to do Bajirao Mastani then I will have Deepika, and if I am doing Gangubai, I have to have Alia play it. So, everyone has their own power to walk out when they get a role, And you can’t give the wrong role to the wrong actor.”
He also said that the role he cast was based on the ‘right casting’ and not on who could have played it better.
“It’s not that in one breath I can say that Alia couldn’t play Mastani or Deepika couldn’t play Gangu. But I think keeping the gist of the casting I did, the right casting So, Alia did for what she did. Only Alia could do that role. And only Deepika could have done what Deepika did in those roles.”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn released in theaters on January 25. ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is Alia and SLB’s first collaboration. The film is getting tremendous reviews and is doing well at the box office as well.