The ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced his next directorial venture ‘Baiju Bawra’ to be scheduled to release on Diwali 2021.
The film is touted to be the auteur’s most ambitious film and was announced after ‘Inshallah’ the with Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt was shelved. Now, he would be co-producing ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ with Alia in the lead.
The film will be clashing with Bhansali’s favorite actress Deepika Padukone as her film ‘Mahabharata’ has also been scheduled for the release on the same day. Two days before the announcement the superstar revealed that she would portray the role of Draupadi in the film that would be her second co-production.
Considering all that is riding on the films for both the actress and the filmmaker, it remains to be seen whether they revert the clash or allow their respective films on the same date.
Deepika’s fim will be narrated from female’s perspective, Bhansali’s film will be musical drama based on the life of maverick maestro. Deepika Padukone is currently preparing for his role in Chappak in which she is portraying the role of adit attack surviver Laxmi along with acting in the film the superstar will also be producing the film. The film will be releasing on January 2020. It will be Deepika’s debut film as a producer.
Besides, Chappak she will also portray the role of Romi, the wife of Kapil Dev in the film ’83’ that is currently under post-production and is helmed by Kabir Khan.
Coming back to the Mahabharata there are speculations that Hrithik Roshan will be portraying the role of Karna in the film. As per the grapevine, Bhanasali has approached Ranveer Singh for Baiju Bawra. If these rumors turn out to be true, then bollywood’s favourite couple will be at loggerheads at box-office on Diwali 2021.