In this Film Companion interview, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is at his candid best as he talks to Anupama Chopra about helping Alia Bhatt ‘discover her full potential,’ why he waited 17 years to finally cast her and ushering in a new phase in his filmography with Gangubai Kathiawadi. Bhansali also breaks down some of the most crucial scenes from the film and lets us into the process of shooting them.
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Edited by: Newel Mathew Sailesh
Producer: Sneha Menon Desai
Asst. Producer: Vinisha Tauro
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