Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
Sanjay Leela Bhansali turns to music
Instead, it was just a melody that served as a background. Given the memorable music of his earlier films, there are a lot of expectations from this one.
But the director does have a reason for keeping the music under wraps a little longer, because there is a brand new music director making his debut — Bhansali himself.
The director says he didn’t want to pass on the “deep thoughts” the characters would be expressing musically in the film to someone else.
“Only I can understand what my characters feel the best. So I thought it was best that I score the music for the film,” he said.
The film opens in cinemas on Nov 19.
“Guzaarish” also marks the Bollywood debut of model Monikangana Dutta and will be important for Bhansali, coming as it does three years after his much-hyped “Saawariya” failed at the box-office.