Having a blast judging `The X-Factor`: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is enjoying his small screen stint as a judge on singing reality show ‘The X-Factor’.

"I`m having a blast judging the show and I`m thrilled it`s doing extremely well. It`s a fabulously mounted show. I loved the way it`s being presented. I was taken aback by seeing the mounting, because I haven`t seen this kind of scale, commitment, planning and preparation in television," said Bhansali who had judged the first season of ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’.

The show is showing a different side of the filmmaker who is otherwise considered to be a recluse, said a source.

"Audiences are shocked to see the new side of Bhansali... the show is introducing audiences to a more accessible, warm and encouraging Bhansali. His presence on the panel is doing a lot of good for the show," the source added.

The judges panel also includes Sonu Niigaam and Shreya Ghoshal.