'Bajirao Mastani', the magnum opus starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh Priyanka Chopra, released last Friday.

Bhansali had been wanting to make the period romance from past 12 years. The film was originally envisaged with Salman and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles. The pair's break-up put the film in crisis.

"I think Salman will be happy to see that I have fulfilled my dream. He is beyond films. He is a cult today. He just stands in a film and the film will do Rs 300 crore (business). It doesn't matter to him if he has done 'Bajirao Mastani' or not," Bhansali said.

The 'Guzaarish' director says he would like to show the film to Salman.

"I would love to show the film to Salman but I don't know if he would like to see it. Salman is my favourite even if I have not met him or spoken to him in the last five years, but I have a special bond with him. He has done a lot for me and I am grateful to him for many things in life," he said.

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