Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s last movie was ‘Guzaarish’ that starred Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. Even though the film was critically acclaimed it failed to make a mark at the box-office.
The director later took to production and has produced a few movies. But the filmmaker will be back behind the cameras, where he belongs, with his next movie starring Kareena Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
Kareena Kapoor has always voiced her wish of working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. With this project both the actress's and the director’s dream will come true.
“We have wanted to work together for a while and I am immensely excited. We met for the first time around the release of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999). She was working on her debut, Refugee (2000), then. So, we’ve been constantly thinking and talking to each other. I’m happy that this has finally worked out now,” said Bhansali to HT in an interview.
The director said that the reason he chose Ranveer for this project is because he was highly impressed by the actor’s acting in ‘Band Baaja Baraat’.
“He is a great guy to work with. Plus, with 11 songs and great locales, I feel the chemistry between Ranveer and Kareena is going to rock,” he said.
It’s been rumored that his movie was tentatively titled ‘Ram Leela’.
“It’s not titled Ram Leela. Let’s call it my new film with Kareena and Ranveer (Ranveer Singh). It’s a full-on masala movie and is in the Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam kind of space. I am going to have a blast,” corrected the director.
It’s also being said that Ranbir Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha were signed for the film.
“Kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna (people will keep saying these things, it’s their job). There’s always some other star cast that’s named every time I start a new film. I have always faced such issues with my films. All I have to say is, I have chosen these people, dekho na inko (please see them). What’s in your mind is a different matter,” he said.
The movie is set to go on floors in July.