After setting the box-office on fire with their sizzling chemistry in ‘Ram Leela’ the duo of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will reunite for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
After working with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in ‘Ram Leela’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was very keen to cast the couple in his ambitious project of ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
The insiders had earlier informed that though Ranveer Singh was mostly a definite for the movie, Deepika Padukone wasn’t still sure about signing on the dotted line as she had allotted her dates to Karan Johar’s ‘Shuddhi’.
“Sanjay Leela Bhansali was keen on Deepika for Mastani's part. But she couldn't seem to accommodate the long schedules required for ‘Bajirao Mastani’, especially since she gave the nod to Karan Johar's ‘Shuddhi’ which would take up close to 150 shooting days," said a source.
But now the sources inform that Deepika has assured the director that she would be able to fit the movie into her schedule.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali had announced this ambitious project way back 2002. Earlier he was keen on casting Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. But due to various reasons the movie never took off.
The director even considered casting Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan for Bajirao role and Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif for Mastani. But the director finally zeroed in on his ‘Ram Leela’ stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.