In a recent interview with Times of India, while Bhansali was speaking about his love for sensitive, and films with tragic end, he said that he loved Dabangg, though it does not fall in the category of film that he makes. Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “I must say, I liked Dabangg a lot. I thought it was a fabulous film. I liked the way it was told, the way he performed, the conviction of the actor."
In fact, Bhansali even spoke high of the item number 'Munni Badnaam', which was performed by Malaika Arora in the film. Speaking of the item track, the filmmaker said, “it was done with such flamboyance. The conviction is what you want to get up and applaud."
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan have apparently not been in good terms for a long time. When Bhansali's Guzaarish was released, Salman reportedly said, “Koi khutta bhi nahi gaya dekhne," which meant nobody went to watch the film.
However, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a thorough professional and doesn't seem to garner any hard feelings for Salman.