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Sanjay Leela Bhansali launches Mukesh Chhabra as director
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Padma Shri recipient Sanjay Leela Bhansali flagged off his home production under the banner Bhansali Productions, with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999.

While Rowdy Rathore, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela and Mary Kom went on to earn moolah at the box office, Bhansali Production's recent vigilante entertainer, Gabbar is Back ,created a splash at the box office, cementing four bonafide hits for the production house.

The film marked the big Bollywood directorial debut of Krish and acted as a lean spell breaker for the film industry. Having taken Gabbar is Back director Krish under his wing,Sanjay Leela Bhansali has earlier mentored debutante director Omung Kumar, with Mary Kom setting a benchmark at the box office, not to mention, winning a National Award.

Bhansali is now all set to roll out with his next production and will be launching casting director Mukesh Chhabra, as director, with the film.

Mukesh Chhabra who is one of the biggest casting directors in the industry and the hand behind several Bollywood discoveries is ready with a big film, announcement of which will be made soon.

Chhabra who is the flavor of the season, having worked on Bajrangi Bhaijaan,is ecstatic but continues to remain tight-lipped about the project that sources reveal, will be completely worthy of being a Bhansali Production.

Sources add, "Sanjay Leela Bhansali believes that Mukesh Chhabra will be a great director and his background in casting and foreseeing actors in certain characters, will add immensely to his experience in directing a film."

Confirming the news says Mukesh Chhabra, "Sanjay Sir is putting his trust in me and I am thankful to him. I am on the path of realizing my dream. It is too early to talk about what the film will be about; but I need to pull up my socks and get ready to play this new role. After casting for so many films for so many amazing directors, this is a huge opportunity for me."

Adds Sanjay Leela Bhansali, "I see immense potential in Mukesh Chhabra as a filmmaker. His background in casting and foreseeing actors in characters, I believe, will work in his favor as a director."

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