Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali says that he is "obsessed" with Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, perhaps even more than M F Hussain.
"In my every film I wanted to direct Madhuri... right from Khamoshi to this date. I am obsessed with her. No other director is as obsessed as me about Madhuri," said Bhansali.
Madhuri essayed the role of Chandramukhi in Bhansali's Devdas (2002).
"I waited for two-and-half years during Khamoshi at her door to ask her to read the script but I couldn't get through to her. So I made the film without her. During Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam also I tried but it did not happen. Then I ensured that in Devdas, Madhuri was there," the 48-year-old director said.
"When we were doing the film she called saying she was getting married and asked if I (still) wanted her in film. I said even if you are married or have a child I want you to play Chandramukhi," he added.