Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who was on Monday conferred the National Award for best director for the third time for his epic saga "Bajirao Mastani", after "Black" and "Devdas", said it was an honour for his dream project that was kept on hold for 12 years. "I have received National Awards for 'Black' and 'Devdas', but this award is really very special for me. In my entire journey of 25 years, I never sensed this much of satisfaction. It feels like now I am getting the right result for my work," he said at a press conference. Bhansali celebrated his win as he hosted a party for his close friends from the film fraternity:
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrives at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s party and is surrounded by fans as he enters the venue.
Actress Huma Qureshi looked pretty in a tomato red dress.
Newcomer Athiya Shetty looked smart in her blue jeans and black top as she arrived with her father Suniel Shetty at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s party.
Looks like Ranveer Singh is still not over his ‘Bajirao Mastani’ fever as he came dressed in a Bajirao t shirt to celebrate the win for his director.
Sonam Kapoor, who made her debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’, looked pretty in her white gown.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Paro from ‘Devdas’, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to came up to wish the director. The diva wore a Tarun Tahiliani sari featuring a floral and fringe border.
Veteran actress Rekha too was spotted at Sanajy Leela Bhansali’s party.
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari wore a cream Rimple and Harpreet Narula floor-length anarkali.
Actor Aditya Pancholi, who was seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ too made it to the party.
Actress Jacqueline Fernandes was spotted in a white dress in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s party.