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After signing Alia Bhatt for Inshallah, Sanjay Leela Bhansali revealed why he rejected her for Black

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 March 2019, 10:50 IST
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Recently we heard the biggest news of Bollywood of the year 2019, Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt collaborating for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next film Inshallah. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is now being considered as the master storyteller of Indian cinema and how he narrates big stories and on big canvas is really amazing. That is the reason why actors are keen to work with him on the big screen.

When Alia Bhatt announced that she is going to be working with Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali she revealed that there was a time when went to ask work to Bhansali at the age of 9. Now after a long time, her dream is going to be completed. For those who don't know let us tell you that Alia Bhatt went for the addition of a little child role in Black and Bhansali denied casting her as he believed Alia will be a star one day.


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Bhansali told Mumbai Mirror why he chose Alia for his next film and why he failed to work with her when she was just nine years old. “Alia is an extremely young actress with a lot of magic. She fits the role beautifully. When she was nine, she’d come with her mother (Soni Razdan) to audition for Black. I saw the sparkle in her eyes. I told Soni I wouldn’t audition her for a child’s role because I knew she was a Hindi film heroine.” said Bhansali.

Bhansali further added that the film he thought of making won't happen and the chance of working with Alia actually not happened at that time. “Later, I went to Soni and Mahesh (Bhatt) and told them I wanted their girl, but that project didn’t happen. Inshallah, this one will be a beautiful journey.”


However, Alia has really lined up with several projects in her bag, it starts with Kalank, then Brahmastra, RRR of SS Rajamouli, and then Karan Johar's Takht as well.

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First published: 20 March 2019, 10:50 IST