Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Next is Baiju Bawra!

But, now we have learnt that King Khan has given a nod to THIS project and not romantic saga, Izhaar!

Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film is confirmed! Yes, you heard it right and it’s not rumoured film, Izhaar but Baiju Bawra!

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is currently busy with the Alia Bhatt starrer, Gangubai since the film’s patch work is still left. The director is looking to take the magnum opus musical, Baiju Bawra on floors by Mid-2022 with a stellar star-cast.

It is an ambitious project, which Bhansali has been wanting to make for a long time. There were earlier reports of Ranbir-Deepika starring in the film, and also, Ranveer Singh at one point of time.

But, now we have learnt that King Khan has given a nod to THIS project and not romantic saga, Izhaar!

“The filmmaker had officially announced Baiju Bawra in 2019 and he is sticking to his plans of making this epic next after the release of Gangubai. In-fact, in the lockdown over the last one year, he even took some time off to work on the script, screenplay and music of Baiju Bawra. It’s his dream project and he is looking forward to commence this journey once Gangubai and Heera Mandi is out of his system,” a source revealed to Pinkvilla.

“While the story stems from the 1952 classic, Baiju Bawra, Bhansali is planning to bring in his own spin to this epic tale. The grandeur, music and storytelling aside, the star-cast is said to be the main highlight of the film. If everything goes as planned, with actors giving a combination shooting dates, this one will hit the floors by mid-2022,” the source added.

“Baiju Bawra is a prep heavy film, which is to be mounted on a certain scale. Hence, SLB will take it on floors only when it’s safe to shoot without any restriction. Everyone in his production unit are optimistic that things will just improve from hereon, reaching normalcy by mid-2022. However, only if things don’t come under control, he might do something else on a smaller scale before Baiju Bawra. But at the moment, Baiju is his next,” the source concluded.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is expected to shoot Netflix original, Heera Mandi with Kartik Aryan after wrapping Gangubai. Madhuri Dixit is also set to make an appearance for a Mujra song in this Netflix original.

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