If sources are to be believed SLB’s dream project will finally see the daylight. Here’s how
Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to make a film on Peshwa Bajirao and his ladylove Mastani for almost fifteen years. He had dreamt of this film with his Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam pair, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai (now Bachchan), when the reel-screen lovers were real life sweethearts too. But then Sallu and Ash’s love story ended, and with that Bhansali’s dream too set down with the sun. But only to rise again! We hear that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has found his Bajirao. And who else, but Shahrukh Khan will be stepping into the shoes which were once meant for Salman Khan. Ahem ahem!
SRK and Bhansali worked together for Devdas (2002). Their relationship went for a toss when SRK’s Om Shanti Om clashed at the box-office with SLB’s Saawariya in 2007. But then the duo reconciled during the poster release of Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012). That’s when the two spoke like long lost friends about their good old days. After that Bhansali was busy with his Ram and Leela, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone for the film Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela. One day, King Khan dropped on the sets of Ram-Leela and while talking about Bajirao Mastani, he expressed interest in the role. Then what? Now we hear that SRK has been roped in to play Bajirao.
The film is likely to go on floors in July or August as Sanjay Leela Bhansali wants to shoot the first schedule during the rains. Well, with SRK as Bajirao, we wonder who will play his Mastani. Who would you like to see opposite Shahrukh in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, BollywoodLifers?