Famous for highlighting sheer grandeur and elegance in his movies, ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one filmmaker in Bollywood today who relishes the reputation of infusing opulence and sheer magic in his movies! His storylines are intriguing, his sets are encapsulating and the themes of his movies transport you in a realm of heightned senses and enlightenment. Above all, his heroines are a symbol of femininity, beauty, poise and protective of their love. Every man desires to take them home to their mothers! Even Chandramukhi, a courtesan!
Here are four of his Heroines that have left an indelible mark on the footprint of Hindi Cinema:
* Aishwarya as Nandini in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam: Mischievous and drop-dead gorgeous – Aishwarya as Nandini was a character that pumped life into this love story. Bhansali very gently depicted the metamorphosis of Aish's character from an innocent, frivolous and gullible girl in love to a mature, understated and mature woman adjusting into married life. She was absolutely relatable and endearing.
* Rani as Michelle McNally in Black: Rani Mukerji's portrayal of a uniquely-abled woman falling in love with an older man garnered many accolades and was a great accomplishment in terms of her growth as an actor. Rani depicted a blind woman full of wishes and her struggle to get past all the obstacles that posed in her way in achieving her dreams.
* Aishwarya as Paro in 'Devdas': She wasn't only an epitome of feminine charm and beauty but the reflection of a heartbroken and saddened woman. The lavish outfits, the well-crafted dance sequences and the soft dialogues made Devdas ( a story about unrequited love) a movie to be remembered.
* Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani: As the valiant queen of Bajirao, Kashibai – displays many shades of a true wife from simple, to loving, to protectove, to inquisitive, to devoted. Even the wife of today could relate to the emotions depicted by her back few centuries! She adapted onto the nuances and lingo of the Marathas really well! She danced superbly and garnered many accolades.