"Also, over the years, I feel through her exposure to
world cinema as a jury member, going to Cannes, going to various
other film festivals, meeting international actors and directors
- all that has really made her an evolved person," he added.
"Guzaarish", slated to release Nov 19, also has Hrithik
Roshan essaying the role of a magician who becomes a paraplegic
when a magic trick goes wrong.
Bhansali has made films like "Khamoshi", about a
deaf and mute couple, "Devdas", about a dejected,
jilted lover, and "Black", about the struggles and
travails of a blind, deaf and mute girl.
With "Guzaarish", he will once again explore the
life of a paraplegic. When asked the reasons for doing so, the
filmmaker said he likes taking up subjects that are closer to
life and not very talked about.
"It's very interesting to take subjects like these, which
are not very talked about. It just makes you aware about the
beauty of life and what we have and how we should cherish what
we have. In the process of going through all these characters
that I create, I have learnt so much about living a good life,
of becoming a better human being and of evolving as a person,"
"I've seen life so much, gone through so much humiliation
which is important as an artist to go through, I've seen happy
times, I've seen difficult times, I've seen success, I've seen
"I've seen everything and beyond that many more things
which one necessarily doesn't have to talk about. It's very
important to celebrate it all because it's important to say
that it's not just about entertaining cinema. It's not necessary
that you have to follow a formula to be able to say something
you want to through the medium of films and that's what I do,"
After making films on so many varied subjects and mainly on
a grand scale, which one did he find most challenging to make?
"Every film, when I'm making it, is tough. Every subject
is different and difficult. It has its own challenges and I
always walk the line. I don't pick up a subject, which is necessarily
very easy. It's so wonderful to walk that line because that's
where the challenge comes from," said Bhansali.
"Also each one so far has been very satisfying. 'Saawariya',
even if it's not celebrated and people had not connected to
it, it is one of the most important works that I have done and
I feel it should have been acknowledged and got its praise because
it was very rare and beautiful.
"But 'Guzaarish' is as beautiful for me and so are all
my other films," he added.