Recently, ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali made a big announcement and it was all about his two upcoming projects. While Alia Bhatt will be starring in SLB's Gangubai Kathiawadi, he had also announced another film titled as Baiju Bawra which will release two years later. Reports were that the director is in talks with Ranveer Singh for the same. And now, as per the latest report, the War star Hrithik Roshan has come into the Baiju Bawra picture. Baiju Bawra: Ranbir Kapoor Should Collaborate with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his Most Ambitious Project, think Fans.
As per a report in Bollywood Hungama, Roshan might play the classic character. A close source has informed the portal, “Few know that Hrithik and the filmmaker have been holding meetings for the last few days. SLB loved the actor’s performances in Super 30 and War and reached out to him post his last release. Hrithik loves Bhansali’s work and is keen to work in a period drama again. Till now Hrithik had given his nod only to his father Rakesh Roshan’s superhero action drama, Krrish 4, but he loved Bhansali’s script. In a hush-hush development that happened on Saturday night (November 2) at the filmmaker’s home, Hrithik agreed to do Baiju Bawra. The formal signing will take place within the next few days along with a proper announcement.” Priyanka Chopra To Be Part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Baiju Bawra?
The source further added that due to date issues Ranveer might not take up the project, as he is already doing another period drama, Takht. “Ranveer will be busy shooting for another period drama, Takht, directed by Karan Johar, which itself requires a lot of prep and is based during the Mughal era. Baiju Bawra is a pure musical and a dramatized version of the story of the uniquely talented classical singer Baiju Bawra who defeated the legendary musician Tansen, at a musical duel, held in the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. While the filmmaker had offered the lead and title role of the young Baiju Bawra to Ranveer Singh, apparently things didn’t work out as Ranveer didn’t have dates next year. Baiju is a passionate, emotional, deeply vengeful and yet intensely romantic character and Ranveer needs a lot of prep before every role. The filmmaker also requires a lot of time from his actors before and during the shoot and Ranveer’s date diary is choc-a-bloc as of now with Takht and YRF's Jayeshbhai Jordaar. There’s speculation too that Ranveer may make a surprise appearance in Rohit Shetty's next part of the Golmaal franchise which rolls next year,” the source added.
Well, if this report happens to be true then Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Hrithik will reunite after a gap of nine years. The duo last collaborated for Guzaarish which released in 2010. Stay tuned!