Most-Sought-After Bollywood Directors: Rohit Shetty & Sanjay Leela Bhansali Appear In The List

Laavanya Hien |Jun 06, 2019

In B-Town, there are loads of talented directors with their successful projects which grossed high profits (some even exceed 300 Rs crore).

A successful movie requires plenty of criteria from stars’ performances to the process of film production. More than that, the direction of a particular film also has a strong influence on the outcome. Whether audiences and critics praise it or not, it depends a lot on the director because a poor direction can break the script.

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In B-Town, there are loads of talented directors who both bring beneficial effects for their films and help them do well at the box office. Below are the most sought-after Bollywood directors who possess several box-office hits with high profits (some even exceed 300 Rs crore).

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali
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No one could deny the talent of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He’s one of the most genius Bollywood directors with a considerable number of film projects which gained outstanding achievements.

His two most famous productions are 1999 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and 2018 Padmaavat. Besides great performances from actors, these movies stand out of the crowd thanks to Sanjay’s dramatic and exciting storytelling.

For sure, Sanjay never failed the viewers’ expectation when Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani grossed desirable profits of Rs 282.28 crores and Rs 183.75 crores, respectively. With this triumph, they have been among India’s highest-grossing films.

Rajkumar Hirani

Rajkumar Hirani
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When it comes to top highest-grossing Hindi-language films, it would be incomplete without mentioning 2009 3 Idiots, 2014 PK, and 2018 Sanju. As regards profits, Sanju gained Rs 334.57 crore, PK whopped Rs 337.72 crore, and 3 Idiots earned Rs 202 crore. And, the director of these three successful movies is none other than Rajkumar Hirani.

It is a fact that Rajkumar knows how to impress audiences as he’s able to communicate hidden messages via humorous elements without being excessive preachy.

Ali Abbas Zafar

Ali Abbas Zafar Dna India
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Despite not gaining success with his debut movie Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Ali Abbas Zafar didn’t stop there. Instead, he made a great attempt at proving his talent as well as consolidating his position in the Bollywood industry with 2014 Gunday starring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.

Notably, he had now become one of the most potent Bollywood directors when his two movies Tiger Zinda Hai and Sultan whopped coveted profits of up to Rs 339 crores and Rs 300.67 crores, respectively.

Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty
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The renowned director Rohit Shetty also appeared in this list with his mega movies Singham and Golmaal. What’s more, he even now joins the billion-dollar club with Simmba earning Rs 241.25 crores and Golmaal Again garnering Rs 206 crores.

In the upcoming time, Rohit keeps on surprising viewers with another megahit titled Sooryavanshi which promises to break a record at the box office when it features superstars including Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, and Ajay Devgn.

Sriram Raghavan

Sriram Raghavan Dna India
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Sriram Raghavan is among the least Bollywood directors to produce fewer movies. However, each of his projects is very compelling and exciting. Audiences can’t forget Johnny Gaddar, Ek Hasina Thi, and Badlapur, which are the three most successful movies helmed by Sriram Raghavan. Especially, AndhaDhun is one of the highest-grossing films of all time with an exceptional performance at the Chinese box office when reaching over Rs 303 crore.

Kabir Khan

Kabir Khan
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Kabir Khan is getting ever-increasing popularity with a series of well-to-do movie. He has made fans satisfied with his 2012 movie Ek Tha Tiger which helped him one of the biggies in the Bollywood industry. He continued to break his record with the next film project named Bajrangi Bhaijaan with an estimated Rs 315.50 crore. It makes Kabir one of the most-sought-after Bollywood directors.

Nitesh Tiwari

Nitesh Tiwari Dna India
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Aamir Khan starrer Dangal is such a masterpiece of the Bollywood industry. The reason lies in its fantastic achievement when becoming India’s highest-grossing movie. It not only performed well at the domestic film market but also broke a record at neighboring country China when earning $216.2 million.

Before 2016 Dangal, Nitesh Tiwari is much-known for two works of art, including Bhootnath Returns and Chillar Party. Currently, audiences are expecting from his upcoming movie, Chhichhore.

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