Sanjay Leela Bhansali has announced not one, but two of his upcoming projects! As the director gears up for the pre-production phase of the two films – ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and ‘Baiju Bawra’, he might just have finalised some of the cast members. The director is reportedly in talks with Ajay Devgn for Gangubai and Ranveer Singh for Baiju Bawra as well.
“If Ranveer gives his nod to the movie, it will be again another challenging role for him as he will need some training and knowledge as a singer and musician. It will be interesting to see who plays his romantic interest – will it be Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra?” said a source to a leading entertainment portal.
The source continued, “It’s to Bhansali’s credit that he is choosing to direct two projects in stark contrast to the other. And the filmmaker has offered the lead and title role of the young Baiju Bawra to Ranveer Singh. Who else can play the passionate, emotional, deeply vengeful and yet intensely romantic Baiju, than Ranveer? SLB and Ranveer have definitely met and the filmmaker has offered the young actor the role of Baiju Bawra. The movie won’t start before next year and by then Ranveer would have completed his other films.”
Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn have worked together previously in Simmba, which had a cameo appearance by the Singham actor. The duo are also reportedly coming together for a guest appearance in Rohit Shetty’s next, Sooryavanshi. Meanwhile, an official announcement about the cast of the two Sanjay Leela Bhansali films is still awaited.