Vibhu Puri, who has worked on the dialogues and screenplay of "Guzaarish" and "Saawariya", says the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorials were ahead of their times.
"I come from a school where we are not money spinners. I want to be called an artist. I do not want to be called a money-making machine. As an artist, both 'Saawariya' and 'Guzaarish' were very beautifully crafted films," Puri told IANS.
"I have not seen such richness of emotions in a film. What Sanjay sir has created is amazing. I think 'Saawariya' and 'Guzaarish' were ahead of their times," he added.
Puri, who has also assisted Bhansali, considers the latter as his guru.
"Sanjay sir is my guru. Even today, I call him on each Guru Purnima. I have learnt a lot from him," he said.
Puri is currently working on his debut directorial, which will feature Ayushmann Khurrana.