MUMBAI: It’s Aishwarya, who is the creative honcho in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish team. The passionate filmmaker has found a friend, philosopher and guide in his old pal Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Known to be insanely possessive about his projects, Bhansali is famed for taking all the creative decisions himself. However, an insider on his set says, “Sanjay consults Aishwarya on everything connected with Guzaarish. Her words really matter to him and he asks her to be present on the sets even when she is not required for a scene.”
What has earned respect for Ash in the director’s eyes is her professionalism. After co-star Hrithik’s recent birthday bash, when everyone partied till the wee hours of the morning, it was only she who reported on time for next day’s shoot.