New Delhi: Known for showcasing sheer grandeur and elegance in his movies, ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one filmmaker in Bollywood today who enjoys the reputation of infusing a 'midas' touch in his movies.
His films are a visual treat besides being intriguing.
Interestingly, he doesn't restrict this quality of his to the sets of the films alone – but explores this grandeur in his leading heroines.
Bhansali's women have always been extraordinary. Either extraordinary in appearance, get-ups, costumes or in personality.
They are some of the most enchanting women in films – gorgeous in looks and quintessentially feminine.
Here's a quick glance at some of the heroines of Bhansali who have made themselves immortal in the silver screen for their utter beauty and elegance.
A musical drama starring Nana Patekar, Manisha Koirala, Salman Khan, Seema Biswas, 'Khamoshi' took the acting qualification of its stars one notch higher through its touchy, moving plot. Koirala outshined in this one as the daughter of Patekar and Biswas – showcasing a range of emotions with ease and conviction.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam:
Mischievous and drop-dead gorgeous – Aishwarya as Nandini was a character that pumped life into this love story. Ash depicted the metamorphosis of the character from a frivolous, carefree young woman to a somber and responsible lady, in her journey of true love.
Ash donned the hat of a caring nurse in this film with a sensitive theme. From wearing her hair in a different style to the thick, dark lipstick, Sofia D'Souza's captivating and powerful performance was highly appreciated. The film dealt with the story of quadriplegic magician (played by Hrithik Roshan) appealing for euthanasia.
Rani Mukerji's portrayal of a differently-abled woman falling in love with an older man garnered many praises and established the star as one of the most capable actors in the industry of the time. Rani depicted a blind woman full of wishes and her struggle to get past all the obstacles that stood her way in achieving her dreams.
Aishwarya as Paro in 'Devdas' was not only an epitome of feminine charm and beauty but the reflection of a pained, lovelorn woman. The breathtaking outfits and makeup made the heroines of this film, including Madhuri Dixit, hail 'Devdas' as one of the most regal and bewitching treat to the eyes.
The movie is yet to hit the theatres, but from its first look we can see that, like always, Bhansali has two very lovely women to woo us all over again. Deepika Padukone as Mastani and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai seem to be having a lot to offer in the film. We can only only anticipate till the film hits the theatres.
This movie based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's 'White Nights' portrayed a charming Sonam Kapoor essaying the character of Sakina. Kapoor displayed a rustic beauty and innocence in this role.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela:
A romantic thriller touted to be an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet – Deepika Padukone's attire grabbed all eyeballs. The ghagra and choli were particularly discussed about for their magnificence.