After news that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is looking to get ‘Baiju Bawra’ rolling in 2022, news has it that Deepika Padukone is in talks with him for the film.
“Ever since Bhansali decided to revisit Baiju Bawra, he was clear on getting Deepika on board the film to play the role of dacoit queen, Roopmati, from the 1952 original. Both Deepika and SLB have done multiple meetings to discuss the film and the character and the talks are in the advanced stage at the moment. The paperwork is yet to be done and things will be locked once both the stakeholders mutually agree on certain aspects. Given the way things are proceeding at the moment, it’s going to be a yes from DP,” said a source, talking to Pinkvilla.
Padukone is thought to have been talking to Bhansali for the role of a dacoit. If this works out, it’ll be the actress’s fourth collaboration with him.
An official announcement will only come once the cast is fully finalised.