Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s plans to remake the classic ‘Baiju Bawra’ have been around since last year. Initially, reports suggested that Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh were the initial favourites to bag the leading part. However, it now seems that it is actually Ranbir Kapoor who is being lined-up for the titular role.
A source told PinkVilla, “Ranveer and SLB were discussing to collaborate on a film, but right now that can’t happen. Bhansali will reunite with Ranbir on this one. There are two main male leads in the film, one is of Baiju and the other of Tansen. RK will be playing Baiju’s role in the period drama. Recently, he even went to meet the filmmaker at his office where he verbally agreed to do the project. The actor’s team is now working out the modalities.”
The source added, “They aren’t locking his dates as of now because they need to lock the other actors for the film and if all goes well, the film will only go on floors in the second half of 2021. Bhansali will wrap up work on Gangubai first and then plan the pre-production for this. RK, on the other hand, will start shooting for Luv Ranjan’s film and then begins Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s next around early 2021.”
Bhansali and Kapoor last worked together in ‘Saawariya’ 13 years ago.