Will Bhansali pour all this angst into a film?
Will Bhansali pour all this angst into a film?

We were expecting Sanjay Leela Bhansali to treat himself to a relaxing post-Ram-Leela vacation somewhere in exquisite Europe, at the very least. But whaddya know, the broody brilliant creator actually made his annual pilgrimage to his alma mater, FTII, Pune! Bhansali’s got some unfinished baggage there… Turns out back in the ’80s, he’d got his editing diploma certificate but couldn’t complete his diploma film coz the authorities had sent him packing over insubordination issues. And that’s something that still rankles… “I have made seven films now but my diploma film is not there. Every year I come here, I go to the canteen, go to the terrace, go to the boys mess and hostel and keep walking like a ghost and then I go back. I feel my soul belongs here as a filmmaker. I hope I can come and teach here someday or maybe just complete the diploma film of another student,” he muses. Gee, has all the makings of a grand tragic SLB-style film, no?!

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