Mumbai: In an industry where some relationships don't last too long, there are few which survive the test of time. Though Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan have shared a bittersweet relationship over the years, they have always stood by each other in their dark phases.
In an interesting turn of events, Sanjay extended an olive branch and dropped by to meet Salman at his residence last week. The filmmaker was seen dropping over and chatting for a few hours.
Sanjay directed Salman in 'Khamoshi' (1996) and 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' (1999). The actor stuck around with Sanjay, when he was going through a tough phase after his maiden directorial venture bombed at the box office.
Reportedly, their friendship became strained when Sanjay approached Hrithik Roshan for 'Guzaarish', which revolved around a subject recommended by Salman. Salman was also Sanjay's first choice for 'Bajirao Mastani', however things didn't go as planned.
Sanjay had gone on to mention that Salman was upset about a few things which he wasn't aware about. But the director has always maintained that Salman has been good to him and he will never say a word wrong against him.
However, Salman took a dig at Sanjay in one of the Bigg Boss episodes and said, "Bhansali is surviving only because of Khamoshi and HDDCS."
On a lighter note, Sanjay last helmed the critically acclaimed film 'Bajirao Mastani', for which he went on to bag a National Award. On the other hand, Salman's 'Bhajrangi Bhaijaan' won an award for Best Popular film. The actor is gearing up for the release of 'Sultan' alongside Anushka Sharma.