The first time when Sushmita Sen missed the opportunity to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali was when he wanted to cast her as Chandramukhi in Devdas.
The original casting was Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen, Miss World and Miss Universe as Paro and Chandramukhi. Then the cast changed overnight and apparently Sushmita held no grudges.
After all these years she was all set to finally work with Bhansali again, this time courtesy Salman Khan in the ill-fated Insha Allah.
Says an informed source, “There was a guest appearance of Salman Khan’s ex-girlfriend. Salman recommended Sushmita’s name and Bhansali was happy to meet her. They met and everything was in place. But then Insha Allah never happened. And there went her last opportunity to work with Bhansali.”