In a remarkable collaboration, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has brought together the formidable trio of Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt for his upcoming film, Love & War. The announcement has not only created a buzz in the industry but has also stirred deep emotions for those closely connected to the stars. Sham Kaushal, Vicky Kaushal’s father and a seasoned filmmakerl, recently shared his overwhelming happiness about his son’s collaboration with the esteemed director in an exclusive conversation with ETimes.
Sham Kaushal, who has previously worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on multiple projects, expressed his joy at witnessing the next generation stepping into the world of the acclaimed director. Reflecting on his journey with Bhansali, Sham shared, “I started working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 1996 with Khamoshi. He worked with me in all his 10 films, and it is his nobility that he made me a part of his projects repeatedly. If I look back, this is one of the biggest earnings of my life.”
Revealing that he never envisioned his son becoming an actor and working with the Gangubai fame director, Sham said, “I had never dreamt that Vicky would become an actor and get a chance to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I am only thankful to Sanjay. Rest, God does everything.”
Sham Kaushal also talked about both himself and now his son collaborating with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The veteran actor expressed his heartfelt emotions, saying, “My association with Sanjay has been for 28 years, and having my next generation working with him is a blessing. You can imagine the happiness of a father. This is what I want to express as my gratitude to the man; I can say I am the blessed one. When Vicky came and told me, my happiness was beyond imagination.” With contentment in his eyes and a trace of tears, Sham emphasised the profound joy he experiences as a father witnessing the continuation of a cinematic legacy.