Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently announced ‘Baiju Bawra’. Reports also say that he had also offered the title role to his favourite Ranveer Singh. Now, in a latest development, we have heard that after the talks with Ranveer and the filmmaker fell through, Bhansali had approached ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’ actor Hrithik Roshan. Bhansali wants Hrithik to play the classical singer Baiju Bawra.
Now, the news is, Hrithik Roshan has agreed to do the film. These both director and actor are reuniting after nine years. Before this, the duo worked on the film ‘Guzaarish’, which was released in 2010.
According to a trade source,
“Few know that Hrithik Roshan and the filmmaker have been holding meetings for the last few days. SLB loved the actor’s performances in Super 30 and War and reached out to him post his last release. Hrithik loves Bhansali’s work and is keen to work in a period drama again. Till now Hrithik had given his nod only to his father Rakesh Roshan’s superhero action drama, Krrish 4, but he loved Bhansali’s script. In a hush-hush development that happened on Saturday night (November 2) at the filmmaker’s home, Hrithik agreed to do Baiju Bawra. The formal signing will take place within the next few days along with a proper announcement.”
Adding to it, the source informs that,
“Ranveer Singh will be busy shooting for another period drama, Takht. Which is directed by Karan Johar, which itself requires a lot of prep and is based during the Mughal era. Baiju Bawra is a pure musical and a dramatized version of the story of the uniquely talented classical singer Baiju Bawra. Who defeated the legendary musician Tansen, at a musical duel, held in the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. While the filmmaker had offered the lead and title role of the young Baiju Bawra to Ranveer Singh. Apparently things didn’t work out as Ranveer didn’t have dates next year.
Baiju is a passionate, emotional, deeply vengeful and yet intensely romantic character and Ranveer needs a lot of prep before every role. The filmmaker also requires a lot of time from his actors before and during the shoot and Ranveer’s date diary is choc-a-bloc as of now with Takht and YRF’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar. There’s speculation too that Ranveer may make a surprise appearance in Rohit Shetty’s next part of the Golmaal franchise which rolls next year.”
The shooting of ‘Baiju Bawra’ will start later next year after SLB’s next ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Gangubai stars Alia Bhatt in the pivotal role.