Ranveer Singh has some super interesting projects in the pipeline and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Baiju Bawra is the latest addition. Earlier reports suggested that Ranbir Singh will be seen playing the lead, but sources close to the film’s development revealed that Ranveer has been finalised. Embrace yourselves guys, and be ready to witness the magic created by this iconic actor-director duo for the third time, the first and second being RamLeela and Bajiro Mastani respectively.
Baiju Bawra will be Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s rendition of the musical saga, that was earlier filmed by Vijay Bhatt in 1952. The film will revolve around a young musician Baiju, who challenges the famous maestro Tansen in Mughal Emperor Akbar’s court to a musical duel to avenge his father’s death.
As per a report on ETimes, a close source revealed-
Ranbir has not been offered Baiju Bawra. Ranbir turned down a role in a Bhansali film when he was offered Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai starrer Guzaarish. Bhansali offered him the role that was eventually played by Aditya Roy Kapur.
It is Ranveer Singh who was being seriously considered for the part. Bhansali’s focus was on the casting of Heera Mandi. But now since erroneous information on the male casting of Baiju Bawra was being leaked out, Bhansali has decided to announce Ranveer Singh in the ambitious grand musical’s title role.
Ranveer Singh will next be seen playing the role of Kapil Dev in 83, while Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently gearing up for the release of Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt.