After SS Rajamouli, Sanjay Leela Bhansali eyes Hollywood, indicators with WME company - thqaftqlm

After SS Rajamouli, Sanjay Leela Bhansali eyes Hollywood, indicators with WME company

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is presently engaged on arguably his largest worldwide mission, the Netflix interval drama sequence Heeramandi.

sanjay leela bhansaliSanjay Leela Bhansali has signed with an American expertise company. (Photograph: BAFTA/Tayyib Sulaiman)

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Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is likely to be eyeing alternatives in Hollywood. Deadline experiences that the veteran filmmaker and his Bhansali Productions banner have signed with Hollywood company WME (William Morris Endeavor). This comes mere months after Bhansali tried to stage a global awards marketing campaign for his final movie, Gangubai Kathiawadi.

Bhansali is not any stranger to worldwide consideration. Most memorably, his movie Devdas was nominated for a BAFTA within the Finest International Language Movie class after premiering on the Cannes Movie Pageant. Gangubai debuted on the Berlin Movie Pageant. The interval drama additionally proved to be one of the crucial widespread Indian movies on Netflix ever, and earned worldwide approval for star Alia Bhatt.

Alia herself will make her Hollywood debut this 12 months, with the upcoming spy thriller Hand of God, additionally starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. Bhansali is presently engaged on his most high-profile worldwide mission, the interval drama sequence Heeramandi, which was introduced final 12 months. However the mission obtained one other huge promotional increase just lately, when Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos flew all the way down to Mumbai and interacted with Bhansali. “Shifting to digital, I’ve made it even larger. Heeramandi is the largest mission that I’ve made, it’s so enormous in scale,” Bhansali stated on the occasion. “I needed to do one thing particular … to make him [Sarandos] proud.”

Final 12 months, RRR director SS Rajamouli signed with the Hollywood company CAA, whereas the movie’s stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan enagaged in conversations with Hollywood filmmakers for potential roles. Indian filmmakers which have made waves within the West embody Shekhar Kapur, Tarsem Singh and Mira Nair.

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First printed on: 20-04-2023 at 12:09 IST

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