Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious period musical drama, Baiju Bawra is in news ever since it was announced. A number of names have come to light for the film including Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt. Even Hrithik Roshan’s collaboration with Bhansali was in news a few days back for Baiju Bawra.
Now according to the latest reports Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are in talks with the ace director for the official remake of the 1952 film.
A daily quoted a source who is close to the development as saying, “Ranbir and Deepika make a pair to reckon with on screen and Bhansali wants to create magic on screen with the two actors. Talks are on, however, neither of the two have signed the dotted lines yet,”
The source also revealed that Bhansali didn’t want to repeat the real-life couple for the fourth consecutive time.
“These are all early talks, which started before the lockdown, but with the entire calendar of actors going for a toss, it would be interesting to see how things shape up. Though Ranbir and Deepika will make for a formidable pair in a Bhansali film,” the source added.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus, the nation is following a lockdown like many other filmmakers Bhansali is also working from home. He is working on the post-production Gangubai Kathiawadi with Alia Bhatt, which went on the floors in November last year. However, some scenes are still pending to shoot which will resume once the lockdown is uplifted.