Vidhu Vinod Chopra: Bhansali Sanjay Leela choreographed in 'Parinda', '1942 ...'

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra He recently revealed an interesting piece of Bollywood trivia when he said the famous filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali He choreographed his films 'Parinda' and '1942: A Love Story'.

Sanjay Bhansali was an editing student. He did a song at the institute (FTII), so I asked him 'who choreographed this song?' He said: I did it. I told him to work with me. He choreographed in Parinda and in 1942: A love story. I had that talent, which I noticed. I notice talent in everyone, said Chopra, who also gave Bhansali a break as an assistant director (in 'Parinda') and as a writer (in '1942: A Love Story').

'Parinda' of Chopra, in fact, had proved to be a turning point for actors Anil Kapoor and Jackie shroff after its release in 1989, and the director worked with a rookie Hrithik Roshan in his 2000 film, 'Mission Kashmir'. He launched actress Vidya Balan and director. Pradeep Sarkar in Bollywood with its launch in 2005, 'Parineeta'.

Chopra also gave Bollywood hit creator Rajkumar Hirani his chance in 'Munna Bhai MBBS' (2003), and as a producer he backed Hirani superhits like 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' and 'Sanju'.

In 'Shikara', Chopra launches two new faces, Aadil Khan and Sadia. When asked how he decided on these debutants, he said: I was looking for an actor who had a deep voice like Amitabh Bachchan . Because the character in this movie is a poet, I was looking for that kind of voice that suits the character of the movie. I felt that he (Aadil Khan) has a very good voice and thus began the journey with him. I trained him for two years.

Speaking of his heroine Sadia, Chopra said: On the part of the girl, she was looking for an actor like Nargis or Nutan because there is some purity in these characters. Now, the problem is that people who want to go into movies don't have that kind of purity on their faces because over the years, our cinema has changed. The actors must look a certain way and the innocence is gone.

Chopra added: You rarely see innocence on faces if young children, women and children who are already entering the cinema, if they see their photos. They do all kinds of things on their faces and bodies, everything is false and there is nothing real now. So, for me, I was looking for that real thing. Today there is only 'kaagaz ke phool' (paper flowers) and there is no smell in those flowers.

'Shikara' premieres on February 7.