Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bansali have given us some blockbuster hits like Ram Leela, Padmaavat, and Bajirao Mastani. Now there’s a buzz that the actress is in talks with Sanjay Leela Bansali for his next movie, Baiju Bawra. If the news is right then DP will reportedly play the role of dacoit queen Roopmati.
As per a report on Pinkvilla, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been fine-tuning the script of Baiju Bawra for the past year to bring the epic back to life for the modern-day audience. After Gangubai Kathiawadi, this will be the director’s next project and as per Pinkvilla’s source, this is among Bhansali’s dream projects and hence there won’t be any compromise when it comes to casting and music. Like always, I guess we can expect this film to be larger and grander than life!
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.
While Bhansali is currently working on the edit and post production of Gangubai, there is a team in his work place 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 is also in progress. An official announcement will be made once the entire cast that SLB wants is locked.
Deepika is still in talks with the director and we can’t wait to get more details on this. The film is most likely to go on floors by Mid-2022.
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