Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actress Vidya Balan were once very close to working with each other. It was for a film named Cheenab Gandhi that was to directed by Vibhu Puri under SLB’s production. However, things didn’t work out and the film never happened.
Bhansali and Vidya decided to work together when things are more favourable and just recently there was an opportunity for the actress to give an award to Bhansali at a music award function. However, Vidya left the venue without felicitating the filmmaker by around 10 p.m. as the award was not going to be announced any time soon.
Bhansali received the award at 1.00 a.m. and actress Surveen Chawal. A source said, “This award was very special to Sanjay, as it was a recognition of his music. Vidya waited till 10 pm to give the award to SLB. But there was no sign of his name being called. So, she left. Sanjay had to wait till 1 am and got the award from Surveen Chawla since most of the others had left.”