Ajay Devgn replaces Shahrukh Khan in Bajirao Mastani!

Ajay Devgn replaces Shahrukh Khan in Bajirao Mastani!

Buzz is that Ajay has been signed to play the lead role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project, Bajirao Mastani

After Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to revisit his dream project Bajirao Mastani, which has been on a hold for a very long time. The film is based on the love story of the renowned Maratha general and his half-Muslim second wife Mastani.

Originally Bhasnali had planned this film with his Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam pair, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai (now Bachchan), when the onscreen lovers were off-screen sweethearts too. But then Sallu and Ash’s love story went kaput, and with that Bhansali’s dream too set down with the sun.

After that he has tried to revive the project a few times but unfortunately it didn’t work out. But now he believes is the right time to start the film. Earlier it was rumoured that Shahrukh Khan will play the lead role in Bajirao Mastani. However, it looks like those were just rumours as Ajay Devgn has been signed on to play the lead, we hear. There is some more. Apparently, the Saawariya director is keen to cast his Ram-Leela heroine to play the role of Mastani. However, Sanjay has not commented on this one.

According to an insider, the filmmaker is traveling to various locales for his magnum opus and will take a call after he returns. As of now he feels that the Ajay-Deepika jodi is apt for his film as they not only make a fresh pair but also Ajay fits the part of the Maratha general perfectly. If you will remember, Ajay has worked with Bhansali earlier in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

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  • Ranjeet

    if true news ?……..then fantastic news …..Ajay and Deepika both are verstile actors of Bollywood ……..it will nice pair to see on screen !

  • Anonymous

    If this news is true….then its a fabulous news…Ajay is a versatile actor…one of the finest actors in Bollywood, and Deepika is the brightest young actress and she is growing and evolving as an actress with every film of hers…and the Ajay-Deepika pairing would be fresh and interesting to watch…and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will hopefully make a wonderful film as this project-Bajirao Mastani is his dream project for more than a decade…and we all know that is such a passionate filmmaker. Wish the team ALL THE BEST !

  • infamous

    PLEASE PLEASE bring back Aishwarya and Shah Rukh one last time for this. I love Ajay but its been too long and this may be the last opportunity to bring back the international icons of bollywood together.

  • Sujit Kumar Singh

    This role is pure perfect for Ajay DEVGN

  • sameer

    Out of the four names being tossed namely Ajay, Sharukh, Ranveer and Hritik . I think Well built Ajay Devgan will suit the to play the warrior. Hritik has already done an Akbar and it will be difficult to erase that from peoples memory. Sharukh as the valorous, well built and warrior like Bhajirao will be a misfit. From the four after Ajay , I think Ranveer will be the next best with his taut body and deep intensity, except he is a bit new to play a legend. But have to say here that Bansali should also consider Akshay Kumar with whom he has a good equation and who has given his banner the biggest hit Rowdy Rathore. Akshay Kumar after Special 26 and OMG will be game for such a role. He will be great as the well built, strong, commanding, bearded,historic,valiant warrior, Bhajirao Mastani. But the question is whether Akki will be able to give 10 months of undivided attention for this film only and nothing else. But it can be a casting coup. So either Ajay or Akshay should play Bhajirao, or Ranver.