New Delhi: Once Sanjay Leela Bhansali's favourite actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, with whom he has churned out many hit films, is no more a part of his projects in the near future. What makes us say so is the fact that Bhansali has quite clearly voiced out his preferences and choices when it comes to his film.
A source close to Bhansali reveals the director is totally besotted by his latest leading actress Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela. “It' not easy to impress Sanjay Leela Bhansali. However, Deepika Padukone has managed to do it. The biggest compliment was when Bhansali told Deepika that she did her best for the film and completely justified her character Leela, a name that is extremely close to Sanjay since that's his mother's name,” added the source. (His middle name 'Leela' is because he's taken his mother's name)