The maestro of grandeur and intense period dramas, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is currently immersed in the post-production of the much-anticipated Netflix Original, ‘Heera Mandi.’ However, Pinkvilla has exclusively learned that Bhansali is gearing up for a fresh venture, a feature film titled ‘Inshallah,’ which marks a significant departure from his signature style. Set to begin shooting in May 2024, this upcoming project is poised to bring a light-hearted romantic comedy to the forefront, showcasing Bhansali’s versatility as a filmmaker.

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Known for his visually stunning and emotionally charged period dramas like ‘Devdas,’ ‘Padmaavat,’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani,’ Sanjay Leela Bhansali is ready to explore uncharted territory with ‘Inshallah.’ The acclaimed director is eyeing May/June 2024 to take ‘Inshallah’ to the floors. The pre-production work was already done during the pandemic, promising audiences an exciting and fresh cinematic experience from the visionary filmmaker. What adds an extra layer of excitement to ‘Inshallah’ is the potential collaboration with Bollywood’s Badshah, Shah Rukh Khan. Bhansali, in a departure from his usual working style, has met with SRK multiple times in the last few months to discuss the project. He also has Baiju Bawra in his kitty which is his passion project but does not want to take it up anytime soon. The talents Ranveer and Alia have also been informed about the same.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s decision to explore new genres and narratives with ‘Inshallah’ exemplifies the creative evolution of one of Bollywood’s most celebrated filmmakers. With the possibility of Shah Rukh Khan stepping into the lead role, ‘Inshallah’ promises to be a cinematic delight, blending Bhansali’s visual brilliance with the charm of the King of Bollywood.