Earlier this month, Kartik Aaryan and Deepika Padukone were spotted at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office in Mumbai, sparking rumours of a collaboration between them. Then lately, it is being reported that Ranbir Kapoor has opted out of Bhansali’s next, Baiju Bawra, and it is Kartik who has replaced him. Now, Spotboye.com has exclusively learnt some new details on the whole matter.
A source close to the development reveals, “Bhansali and Kartik are collaborating on a project that will star the actor opposite Deepika for the first time. However, there is no clarity on which project it is and nothing has been signed on the dotted line yet. That project might be Baiju Bawra or it might be a completely different film that Bhansali is making for Kartik and Deepika.”
If this turns out to be true, it will mark the fourth collaboration between Bhansali and Deepika after Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat, and Kartik’s first collaboration with both Bhansali and Deepika. We reached out to Bhansali’s team for a confirmation on the same, but they didn’t reply to us by the time of going to publishing.
Deepika and Kartik’s chemistry was first noticed when the actor went early morning to the airport during Pati Patni Aur Woh’s promotions to teach the actress his signature Dheeme Dheeme step. There was an instant spark between the two and on Kartik’s birthday, the duo had a quippy banter with each other on Instagram where Deepika expressed her desire to work with Kartik. She had said, “Happy Birthday. May we sign a fun film together this year.” Before that, even Kartik had shared a collage of his and Deepika’s pics, stating, “Hai Kisi Director Mein Dum”.
Kartik might have been in the news in the last few months for his reported tiff with Karan Johar and being ousted from his project Dostana 2, also barring him from being a part of any Dharma project in the future, but the actor seemed to have bounced back well from those rumours. He recently announced his next with Sajid Nadiadwala, a love story which was earlier titled Satyanarayan Ki Katha but will now undergo a title change.
Apart from that he also has Anees Bazmee’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 with Kiara Advani and Tabu and Ram Madhvani’s Dhamaka in the pipeline. He is also set to start the shoot for his next, the Hindi remake of Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo that is reportedly titled Shehzada. The actor has been hitting the gym lately to beef up for his next and has been keeping his fans updated with his transformation.
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