Lately, there were several reports of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali finalising Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone for his dream-film Bajirao Mastani.
Rubbishing all rumours, Bhansali said “I have not approached any one. Currently, I am only focusing on Ram Leela. I haven’t had the time to think of any other film. I will decide on my next only after the release of Ram Leela”
Based on the epic love story of Maratha general Peshwa Bajirao and his wife Mastani, Bhansali’s dream magnum-opus hit a roadblock when Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai split. The two ex-lovers were his original choice to play the epic characters.
A source close to the director says “Bajirao Mastani is very close to Sanjay Bhansali’s heart. He wanted to direct the film soon after the release of Devdas, but put the project on hold. Some day, when he gets the casting right, he will definitely make it”
SLB’s next Ram Leela features Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.