Sanjay Leela Bhansali might be thinking of new opportunities in Hollywood. WME, a Hollywood talent agency, has teamed up with the seasoned director and his production firm, Bhansali Productions.
The recent signing of seasoned Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali with Hollywood agency WME (William Morris Endeavor) has fueled speculation about the director’s possible ambitions to investigate opportunities in Hollywood. The filmmaker and his banner Bhansali Productions have
Bhansali made the announcement shortly after trying to organize a global awards campaign for his most recent film, Gangubai Kathiawadi, which made its debut at the Berlin Film Festival and has become one of the most watched Indian films ever on Netflix.
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Bhansali is no stranger to receiving accolades globally; His film Devdas, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for a BAFTA in the category Best Foreign Language Film.
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In addition, Bhansali is currently working on a historical drama series ‘Heeramandi‘, which he revealed last year, is currently his most famous project worldwide. Recently, the project received a significant boost in promotion when Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos traveled to Mumbai to meet Bhansali.
Indian filmmakers are looking at more and more opportunities in Hollywood in recent years. RRR director SS Rajamouli has joined the CAA agency in Hollywood, while Jr NTR and Ram Charan have spoken to Hollywood directors about possible roles. Tarsem Singh, Mira Nair and Shekhar Kapur are some other Indian filmmakers who have gained popularity in the West.