While there were reports of Sanjay Leela Bhansali collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan for an epic love story, Izhaar, now as per reports in Pinkvilla he is most likely to reunite with his favourite actress Deepika Padukone. The filmmaker after Gangubai Kathiawadi will be diving deep into Baiju Bawra. While the filmmaker is said to be fine-tuning the script, now it is reported that he is keen to get Dippy as a female lead.
Also, the director-actress duo has had several meetings where they have discussed the character. So far the paperwork is not done and it will be sealed after stakeholders give a nod. The source said, “Ever since Bhansali decided to revisit Baiju Bawra, he was clear on getting Deepika on board the film to play the role of dacoit queen, Roopmati, from the 1952 original. Both Deepika and SLB have done multiple meetings to discuss the film and the character and the talks are in the advanced stage at the moment. The paperwork is yet to be done and things will be locked once both the stakeholders mutually agree on certain aspects. Given the way things are proceeding at the moment, it's going to be a yes from DP.”
The movie is supposed to go on floors in mid-2022. Also, a team is already working on the dates of the actors and other minute details.
The source adds, “While Bhansali is currently working on the edit and post-production of Gangubai, there is a team in his workplace that taking tiny steps in the prep work of Baiju Bawra. Conversations with other actors, who are expected to be a part of the film are also in progress. An official announcement will be made once the entire cast that SLB wants is locked.” ALSO READ: Deepika Padukone And Ranveer Singh Are Back To The Bay; Lovebirds Walk Hand-In-Hand As They Are Spotted At Mumbai Airport- VIDEO
Besides Dippy, other important characters of the film are Baiju, Gauri, Tansen and Akbar, hence the filmmaker is taking a keen interest in the casting as well. He is also said to be working on the music element of the movie, as it is considered his dream project. Hence, he doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned for the film.
Deepika and SLB's earlier collaborations Goliyo Ki Rasleela Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat were hit at the box office. ALSO READ: When Deepika Padukone Revealed The Actual Reason Behind 'No-Phone Policy' At Wedding With Ranveer Singh In Italy; 'Privacy Was Secondary'
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